Cathie C. Collins
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70, mother, grandmother, school volunteer and retired hospital worker, died of congestive heart failure in Camarillo on Oct. 7, 2012. She was born Catalina Castillo in Etiwanda on Feb. 13, 1942, and attended Fontana High School and Chaffey College. She married Gary Collins on Dec. 31, 1963.
Cathie was active in the PTA at Summit Elementary School and served on the Etiwanda Community Scholarship Committee for the annual scholarship dinner. She worked in billing at Ontario Community Hospital when it was still a full- service, public facillity. In retirement, she cherished her time with her grandsons, enjoyed cooking for her family, engaged in a wide range of crafting and cared for her beloved family cats. She had a keen sense of humor, a hearty laugh and a kind heart and her large and extended family will miss her dearly.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Guadalupe Castillo and Natividad Belmontez, and her brother, Gilbert Belmontez. She is survived by husband Gary, of Camarillo, and daughter Tracy Collins and son-in-law Thomas Fay of Encinitas; and daughter Niki Collins and son-in-law James Grimaldi, and two grandsons, Alexander and Xavier Grimaldi, of Washington DC. Private services. The family suggests donations in Cathie's memory to Servants of Mary, Ministers to the Sick, 140 North G Street, Oxnard, CA 93030-5214. www.sisterservantsofmary.org
Published in Inland Valley Daily Bulletin on Oct. 14, 2012