Gay Catchings, age 76 of Hamilton, passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at her home.
Memorial services will be held at a later date at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Hamilton. Private interment will be at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen.
Gay was born on June 15, 1943 in Norman, Oklahoma to the late Aubrey (Gibby) and Ruth Holt Gibson. Her father was a Naval Commander, which enabled her grow up in many places throughout the United States. She graduated high school in Hawaii. After graduation, she resided most of her life in Texas. She married Cecil (Buddy) Catchings in 1996. Gay worked for B.N.S.F. Railroad and American Funds, retiring from there in 2005. After retirement, she and her husband moved to Hamilton. She was an avid reader and enjoyed music. She was known by her grandchildren as “GiGi”. She was a member of the Catholic Church.
She is survived by her husband, Cecil (Buddy) Catchings; daughter, Donella Herrera and husband, Rudy; sons, Glenn Harrison and wife, Shelly, Randy McKibben; sisters, Jeanie Harlin and husband, Jerry, Gwen Kelly and husband, Pat; four grandchildren, Chad Harrison, Holly Harrison, Taylor McKibben and Drew McKibben; and two great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials have been designated to the Hamilton Public Library, 201 N. Pecan St., Hamilton, TX 76531.