Catherine Wells, age 83 of Oregon, Ohio died Saturday, January 28, 2006, at Bay Park Hospital. Born to Gilbert and Vida (Bradford) Vermett, Catherine was an executive secretary for The American Ship Building Company, retiring after 28 years.
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Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert; daughter, Laverne Dickens; and brother, Leo, she leaves her son, Gale Wells; and daughter, Rita (Claude) Watkins. She also leaves her son-in-law, Larry Dickens; two sisters, Lorraine Wells and Jacquelyn Vermett; sister-in-law, Ada Vermett and special friend, Ferd Miller. Catherine enjoyed her five grandchildren; Jodi Vidra, Clint Dickens, Joshua Dickens, Natalie Cascadden and John Watkins and her five great-grandchildren; Chase, Connor, Skylar, Lacy and Madison.
Visitation will be on Monday from 2-9 p.m. at Hoeflinger-Bolander Funeral Home, 3500 Navarre Ave. Funeral services will be on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at First St. John's Lutheran Church, 2471 Seaman St., Oregon. Interment at Restlawn Memorial Park. Tributes may be given to First St. John's Church.
Published in Toledo Blade from Jan. 29 to Jan. 30, 2006