CATHERINE HUG

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CATHERINE HUG August 31, 1920 - April 10, 2016 Catherine (Cathy) Hug peacefully passed away on Sunday, April 10. She was 95 years old. She was born in San Bernardino, CA on August 31, 1920. She was the daughter of Peter and Ida Anthony and was one of six children: Peter Anthony, Gertrude Carey, Margaret Strobel, John Anthony, and Anna Burghardt. She graduated Nursing School in 1940, and worked in San Francisco while completing her fi nal require-ments to become a registered nurse. When WWII broke out, she wanted to "see the world" and help where she could. She joined the Army in 1943 and was attached to the 217th General Hospital Group. She was moved to England via cargo ship in early 1944, where she worked with the English Allies in hospitals with the sick and wounded. Her troop was moved, not long after D-Day, to medical facilities in France. There, she worked with the wounded from all sides until the war was over. She was very proud of her service to the US Army, and was Honorably Discharged in 1946. In 1948, she married William Hug in Victorville, CA. In their marriage of almost 62 years, they had four boys. She worked mostly for three doctors in Victorville at the Medical Center. She believed strongly in helping others and had a very giving heart. She and Bill enjoyed traveling, especially road trips, and they traveled many times across the United States to see everything they could. They particularly enjoyed wild flowers, historical sights, and visiting their loved ones. She loved her family and friends, and found great joy in their accomplishments. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill, and siblings Peter, Gertrude, Margaret, and John. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, William (Mike) and Angie (Tucson, AZ); Paul and Eileen (Las Vegas, NV), Jerry and Lou Ann (Kennewick, WA), Karl and Dena (Olympia, WA), her sister Anna Burghardt and husband Al (Kalispell, Montana), brother-in-law Eric Hug (Victorville, CA), her beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and the many nieces and nephews whom she spoke of often. Services will be on Friday, April 22nd at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Kennewick. A Rosary will be held at 1:00 PM and the funeral service will begin at 2:00 PM. Interment will be at Desert Lawn Memorial Park in Kennewick.
Published in Tri-City Herald from Apr. 20 to Apr. 22, 2016
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