Catherine McCune (1937 - 2018)

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June 4, 1937 -
July 13, 2018

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that the family of Catherine "Cathy" McCune announces her passing on July 13, 2018 at the age of 81. Cathy was born June 4,1937

in Wright City, Oklahoma to Ada and Jasper Beaty. She grew up in Springfield, Oregon and worked many years for Foster Farms/Fircrest Foods where she eventually retired. The friends she made there were very important to her and her generosity of spirit touched many lives.

Cathy married Al McCune on January 1, 1982, which was the defining moment of her life thereafter. They had a remarkable marriage. Al and Cathy were inseparable for 36 years. They were the love of each others lives. During that time they defined what it meant to be soulmates and being a team. Cathy and Al retired to Two Rivers North, Central Oregon. Cathy and Al were at their happiest when they moved to "The Mountain" especially when family and friends visited. Cathy loved to cook, fried chicken was a must have and grandkids would beg her to make her famous corn chowder. Cathy was also famous for her "special" sponge cake.

Cathy was active everyday, cutting wood, canning, garage sales, 4 wheel riding, hunting and fishing were just a few of her activities. Cathy was a huge Oregon Ducks fan.

Cathy loved watching her grandkids and housesitting the dogs. She loved bird watching and attending to her 40 + bird houses, her favorites were the ones the grandkids painted for her. Crosswords and puzzles were a favorite hobby. Cathy and Al moved back to Springfield last year to be closer to family.

Cathy is survived by her husband Al, sister Lorraine, 6 children, Richard, Ted(Marcia), Shonda(Joe), Wayne, Randy(Baby), Rhonda, 8 grandkids and 4 great grandkids. She often spoke of her family as her life's work and displayed her love without restraint and her generosity and kindness were unsurpassed. Cathy was always the first to reach out with a helping hand or advice.

Cathy was deeply loved by her friends and family and will be missed.

At the end all she wanted to do was to go home, She is resting there now.

A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

Published in Eugene Register-Guard on July 29, 2018