OBITUARY: Catherine M. 'Cathy' Sanders


HERMISTON - Catherine M. "Cathy" Sanders, 45, of Hermiston died Thursday, June 11, 2009, at Regency Hermiston Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Hermiston. A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 13 at the Gresham Armory, 544 N.E. Division, Gresham.

Ms. Sanders was born Dec. 13, 1963, in Juneau, Alaska, to Robert Sr. and Bertha Crain Gallagher. She was raised and attended school in Alaska until moving to Portland in 1979, where she attended Parkrose High School. She then lived in several places including San Diego and Irvine, Calif., and various places overseas before returning to Portland. She moved to Hermiston in 2006.

Survivors include her mother, Bert Hieter and her husband George of Hermiston; father Robert Gallagher Sr. and his wife Shirley of Bellingham, Wash.; sons Stephen Blake Mauger of Texas and Chad A. Mauger of North Carolina; daughter Catharine Lindsey Sanders of North Carolina; sister Renee Childers of Portland; brother Robert N. Gallagher Jr. of Portland; one grandson; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in charge of arrangements.


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