Cathy L. (Hall) Townsend
April 2, 1958 ~ March 30, 2014
Cathy L. (Hall) Townsend passed away at 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning, March 30, 2014. She fought a long and very courageous fight with liver cancer. Cathy was born to Howard and Lillian Hall (Geier) in Wenatchee, WA on April 2, 1958. She was four days shy of her 56th birthday. Cathy attended Lincoln Elementary, Pioneer Junior High and graduated from Wenatchee High School. Cathy was a lifetime resident of the Wenatchee Valley. Cathy’s parents, Howard and Lillian Hall, moved to the Wenatchee Valley in 1950, where Howard started his business (Howard Hall’s General Refrigeration and Heating). The Hall family spent every summer at Lake Chelan. It was one of the most special times for the entire Hall family. Howard loved to take the kids on road trips. Her big sister, Monica, was the first born in the Hall family, then along came Don, Donna, and Sherri, and then came Cathy. She was the “baby” of the family. Cathy married Greg D. Townsend on May 16, 1976. They made their home in East Wenatchee and Wenatchee. Cathy was a dental assistant for Dr. James Mills for 25 years, before becoming ill. She also managed Gear Up Java at Sangster Motors.
Cathy was diagnosed with Stage IV Bile Duct Cancer on July 6, 2011. Given less than a year, Cathy beat the odds and continued to amaze everyone with her strength, perseverance, and courage for almost three years. Cathy was a master at anything she did. She loved to decorate her home, which was amazing. She loved working in the yard and getting her hands dirty. Cathy was an amazing singer and sang at different events throughout the years. But one of the things she loved to do most, was be at Lake Chelan, whether it be lying in the sun or swimming. She loved to be outdoors. She loved to camp - she loved the smell of a campfire. Greg and Cathy also loved to take trips on their Harley. Cathy loved her animals and never had less than three or four at a time; Bella, Snickerdoodles and Frodo were such a comfort to her during her illness and were with her 24 hours a day, lying on her bed with her. But most of all, Cathy loved her family and friends. Her son and daughter were so special to her. She had many, many friends; too many to count.
Cathy was predeceased by her father, Howard Hall; and her mother, Lillian Hall. She is survived by her husband, Greg Townsend of Wenatchee, WA; her son, A.J. Townsend of Wenatchee, WA; her daughter, Toya Townsend of Wenatchee, WA; her brother, Don Hall (Myrna) of Lake Stevens, WA; her sisters, Monica Spencer of Bellingham, WA, Donna Dillon of Phoenix, AZ, and Sherry Weirich of Dryden, WA; and sister-in-law, Debbi (Greg) Marney of Tacoma, WA. Cathy had many nephews and nieces of whom, she loved dearly: Donnie Spencer, Shawn Spencer, Kevin Spencer, Angie Hall-Jacobs, Raquel Robbins, Shelley Canterbury, Tawni Dillon, Alex Weirich, Heather Weirich, Seth Hallock and Ryan Hallock.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Jones & Jones~Betts Funeral Home in Wenatchee, WA on Friday, April 4, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. If you wish, please share a funny story of Cathy. Bright and sunny clothing is encouraged. Donations may be made, in Cathy’s name, at Cashmere Valley Bank, which will go to her children. Please express your thoughts and memories on the online guestbook at jonesjonesbetts.com. Arrangements are by Jones & Jones~Betts Funeral Home, Wenatchee.