Catharine Sifford

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Sifford, Catharine Hildebrandt

On January 13th 2017, after a 2 1/2 year battle with cancer, Catharine Hildebrandt Sifford passed away peacefully and went to be with the Lord.

Cathy graduated from NMSU with a Home Economics degree and went on to teach with the Los Lunas School District for several years. She was later hired at Sandia Laboratories, from which she retired after more than 33 years of dedicated service.

In retirement, she found her true calling when she and her daughter opened a small craft store in Bosque Farms where she taught classes and offered tailoring and repairs services.

She is survived by her daughter Melanie, her husband Josh and their daughter Ashley; her son Brett, his wife Amy and their many furbabies; her brother Wes, his wife Maggie, and their children Jeanean and JW; her brother Bob, his wife Coleen, and their daughters

Amberly and Ashley; her sister Liz, her husband Darrell, and their kids Markie and Chance; and by many loved great-nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, George and Marilyn Hildebrandt.

Services will be held at Cowboy Hall at 1040 Arena Rd, Bosque Farms 87068 on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 11am with a reception to follow from 12-2pm.

Published in Albuquerque Journal on Jan. 25, 2017