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Catherine Lena Curran


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Catherine Lena Curran Obituary

Catherine Lena Curran, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend went to be with the Lord on April 4, 2015.

Cathy was born on Feb. 14, 1930, in Jackson, Tenn., to Dalford and Beulah Jones. She grew up with 12 brothers and sisters: Sam, Doc, Dee, Tommie, Bertie, Ruby, Jessie, Mary Alice, Verdie May, Nashie, Sadie Lou and Opal. She will join all but Tommie (Doris) Jones and Nashie Blankenship in heaven.

She met the love of her life in Roosevelt, Ariz. She married Norman Curran in 1960. Cathy and her three children joined Norman in Pleasant Valley, Ariz., after they married. She followed Norman to Taos where Sheila, Cyndy and Lisa were born. The family then moved to Thatcher, Ariz., Nogales, Ariz., and Cloudcroft. They finally retired in Alamogordo.
Throughout her life Cathy was devoted to her family and friends. She was her children's and grandchildren's biggest fan and was an avid Phoenix Suns nut. She enjoyed her many friends and workout routine daily at the gym.
Cathy attended Westminster Presbyterian Church. She loved the Lord and all of her church family.

Cathy is survived by her husband of 54 years Norman Curran; daughters: Sheila (Wes) Wallin of St. Charles, Mo., Cyndy Waugh of Brighton, Colo., Lisa (Harold) Burkhardt of Zanesville, Ohio, and son-in-law, Dwight Wardell of Fredericksburg, Va. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Mark Reinhardt, Angel Willis, Kenneth Wallin, Sarah Wardell, Emily Wardell, Christopher Burkhardt, Corrie Burkhardt and Daniel Waugh; a sister Nashie Blankenship of Lexington, Tenn.; brother Tommie (Doris) Jones of Jackson, Tenn.; brothers-in-law Daryl (Kay) Curran of Springfield, Ore., and Neil (Bea) Curran of Santa Fe.

She is preceded in death by her children Dorothy Reinhardt, Mary Wardell, Mark Reinhardt and Trish Reinhardt; and brother-in-law Harvey Curran.

A memorial service is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, April 8, 2015, at 2 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2201 15th Street, Alamogordo, with Pastor Rick Steele officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church Pre-School in Cathy's name.

The Curran family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home to direct the services. To sign the online register book, please visit www.hamiltonodell.com.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Apr. 8 to May 7, 2015
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