Palm South Jones Mortuary

1600 South Jones Blvd, Las Vegas, NV


Catherine "Cathy" Smith

June 18, 1926February 6, 2019

Catherine (Cathy) Smith of Las Vegas, Nevada passed away February 6, 2019. Cathy was born June 18, 1926 in Winnemucca, Nevada. She had resided in Las Vegas since 1955. Cathy worked as a school Administrative Secretary at Roy W. Martin Junior High School which she helped open in 1960. She then transferred to Valley High School in 1966. After 24 years there, she went to Cimarron Memorial High School where she helped open it in 1990. Cathy retired from the Clark County School District in 1993 after 33 years of dedicated service. Cathy was honored when the Valley High School Yearbook Valhalla dedicated the yearbook in her honor in 1980-1981 for her service and devotion to education. She worked on the Comprehensive Master Plan for Excellence in Education and received a Distinguished Service Award. Cathy was selected for the Excellence in Education Hall of Fame in 1989. She received many awards from Valley High School and Cimarron Memorial High School. She was a life member of the Nevada State PTA, Life Member of the Clark County Educational Office Personnel, Troop Leader for Girl Scouts of America plus camp counselor at Foxtrail Girl Scout Camp. She was a faithful member of the Lakes Lutheran Church where she served on various committees and was the Financial Recorder for a number of years. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Florence and H.H. Sheldon; her mother and father, Alice Christopher and Clayton Coppin; her husband, Carl Smith; daughter, Susan Shevlin; and granddaughter, Jael Palmer. Cathy is survived by her daughter, Carlene Simon (Greg); five grandchildren, Stephanie Dalton (Jeff), Matt Shevlin, Jennifer Ecklund (Chris), Carl Simon (Amber) and Charles Simon (Rui); eight great grandchildren, Ashley Brown, Alyson Brown, Mackenzie Shevlin, Jack Shevlin, Zack Simon, Sam Simon, James Simon and Winter Simon. She leaves behind her beloved Bichon, Neeco. He was her walking partner for many years. A visitation will be held Friday, February 15 from 2-6pm at Palm South Jones Mortuary, 1600 S Jones Blvd. Funeral services will be Saturday, February 16th at 11am at Lakes Lutheran Church, 8300 W. Sahara Ave. and burial will be at 2pm at Palm Northwest Cemetery, 6701 N. Jones Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89031. The family request that memorial donations be made to Best Friends Animal Society at www.support.bestfriend.org on the Catherine Smith page.


  • H. H. and Florence Sheldon, Grandparents
  • Alice Christopher and Clayton Coppin, Parents
  • Carl Smith, Husband
  • Carlene and Greg Simon, Daughter and Son-in-law
  • Susan Shelvin, Daughter
  • Her Beloved Bichon, Neeco, Walking Partner
  • Six Grandchildren, Eight Great Grandchildren, and Extended Family Members


  • Visitation Friday, February 15, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 16, 2019
  • Committal Service Saturday, February 16, 2019


Catherine "Cathy" Smith

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Dana ( Gingie ) Preston

February 10, 2019

I am so saddened to hear of the passing of our dear Bunco buddy Cathy. She was such a wonderful person. I always felt for such a little thing, it was amazing how much strength she possessed. She will be very much missed. I pray that her family will find peace at this sad time. Peace Be With You, Dana ( Gingie ) Preston

Mike Mitchell

February 9, 2019

Carleen, Matt, Stephanie, and the Smith family I'm so very sorry to hear about Cathy. She'd been a good friend for many years. I'll fondly remember the walks around the lake on weekend mornings walking Cody and Neeco. Even after I had to move back East Cathy continued to keep in touch. Breakfast and lunch gatherings won't be the same without her. She will be missed.

Love, Mike