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Marguerite Irene Cathcart

Marguerite Irene Cathcart

January 6, 1939 - May 25, 2018

Marguerite Irene Cathcart, 79, was called home to Heaven on May 25, 2018 in Medford, Oregon. She was born January 6, 1939 in Chico, California, to John Wesley Purcell and Lois Sylvia (Brown) Purcell.

Marge met her husband, Lloyd Dwayne Cathcart, on a city bus in Chico when she mistook him for his twin brother, Floyd. They were married June 4, 1961 in Kentucky while en route to Birmingham, Alabama, where Lloyd was serving in the Air Force. They made their family home in Red Bluff, California from 1965 to 1992. Marge played an integral role in founding Community Christian School, where she worked as a teacher and principal before the couple moved to Medford, Oregon.

Marge enjoyed time with her family, hunting for treasures at the second-hand stores and talking on the phone with her many friends. Her family and friends will remember her great sense of humor, quick wit, loving smile, tender heart, and enduring faith.

Marguerite Cathcart is survived by her daughters, Cynthia (John) O’Lane, Jessica (Barry) Bach, and Stephanie (Gregg) Jones; grandchildren, Jeanetta (Justin) Woodside, Kevin Hudnall (Leebalin Nhim), Chelsey (Jacob) Hueftle, Karlie Bach (Phillip Wiese), Jonathan (Tess) Jones, Zac (Hannah) Jones, Carrie Jones, Mollie Bach; and her great-grandchildren, Keelie Woodside, Adler Woodside, Aiden Hueftle, Karson Jones, Paige Wiese, Callum Jones, Leonard Hudnall, and one more little Jones great-grandbaby girl to be born this summer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Cathcart; father, Wes Purcell; mother, Lois Purcell; sisters, Carmelita Armstrong and Viola Jensen.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 1, 2018 at the Eagle Point National Cemetery. A celebration of life will follow at 3:30 p.m. at Glenwood Mobile Home Park, 3431 South Pacific Hwy., Medford, OR.

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