Catherine L. (Roughsedge) Jayne, of Hanover Township, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, July 5, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. A wife, mother, granny and great-granny, her life revolved around her family.
Born in Wilkes-Barre on Sept. 5, 1956, she was a daughter of Catherine L. Roughsedge and the late William D. Roughsedge.
She attended the Welsh Bethel Baptist Church, Wilkes-Barre.
Cathie faithfully cared for her family and friends. She loved to have her family together and thoroughly enjoyed cooking and baking from scratch.
A woman of faith and the heart of her family, Cathie loved life. She loved to get in the car and go. She liked to go shopping at flea markets, antique stores, estate sales and, most of all, the grocery store.
She enjoyed playing cinch and pinochle. She enjoyed playing games with her husband, kids and grandchildren, proclaiming to be the reigning Clue and Cootie champion since childhood.
Cathie loved spending time with her husband, Don; they were inseparable. They did everything together, including travel, hunting and fishing.
She always looked forward to spending her summer with all her family at the Thousand Islands, Harveys Lake and by her pool. If she was with family, she was happy. Cathie also had a love for animals.
She also anticipated going to Myrtle Beach every fall.
She was preceded in death by her father, William D. Roughsedge, in 1997.
Cathie is survived by her loving and faithful husband of 38 years, Don; daughter and son-in-law, Christine and William May; daughter and son-in-law, Tricia and Fran Giovinazzo; grandchildren, Casey, Alexis, Derek, Jamie, Anthony, Billy, Brooklyn and Emily; great-granddaughter, Raegan; brothers, William Roughsedge and his wife, Maureen, David Roughsedge and his wife, Lois, C. Thomas Roughsedge and his wife, Jennifer; sisters, Diane Lorenzotti and her husband, Ralph, Marilyn Jones and her husband, Daniel, Tricia Flannery; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family is deeply grateful for the outpouring of love, prayers and support in many heartfelt forms from too many people to name individually but including friends, family and neighbors. A special thanks is given to Dr. Mark Schiowitz, the staff at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital critical care unit, Kindred Hospital and Hospice Community Care.
Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Welsh Bethel Baptist Church, 290 Parrish St., Wilkes-Barre, with her pastor, Don Hartshorne, officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to Welsh Bethel Baptist Church Memorial Fund.
Beyond financial donations, Cathie lived by the golden rule: treat others the way you would like to be treated. In her memory, do a random act of kindness, make someone laugh, send a card, give a hug or say ""I Love You"" to a special friend.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Daniel J Hughes Funeral & Cremation Service, 617 Carey Ave., Wilkes-Barre.
Published in Times Leader from July 8 to July 11, 2013