July 7, 2018 — Catherine Marie Williamson, 65, of Florence, passed away and went to be with her mother, father, sister Janice and brother Billy on June 24, 2018, after a short battle with cancer.
Katy was born Sept. 9, 1952, to William and Aletha Williamson in City Hill, South Dakota.
As a child, she traveled the western states with her parents, settling in Elma, Wash., where she finished school.
After moving to Oregon, she spent the last 18 years of her life retired and living in Florence.
Katy loved to travel, see new places and meet new people. She loved the outdoors; a drive up into the mountains looking for firewood and wildflowers; taking care of the flowers in her yard; sitting by the fire at night and talking with her birds, raccoons and an occaisional bear, usually with one of her cats purring on her lap.
She loved all the friends she had. With her quick wit and pretty smile, Katy always brought a laugh and a smile from all those around her.
She leaves behind sisters Elizabeth and Mary; nieces Teresa and Sherry; nephews Michael, Jeff and Bruce; grand nephews Paul, Todd, Zachary and Tucker; her life partner Tex; and all who love and miss her very much.
Katy will be laid to rest July 16, in Williams, Calif., Cemetary, right next to her mother, whom she loved very much.