Gladys Marie Cathey

November 18, 1926January 19, 2022
Obituary of Gladys Marie Cathey
Gladys Marie Duhon Cathey passed away January 19, 2022, in Dallas, TX. She was born in Maurice, LA; November 18, 1926 to Ulysse and Marie Broussard Duhon. Growing up in Crowley, LA, heart of Cajun country, her first language was French, learning to speak English, upon entering school. Gladys married the love of her life, James (Jim) W. Cathey April 25, 1947, about six weeks after meeting; their union lasted until his passing in 1988. Jim’s broadcasting career moved the family often but Gladys always adjusted to her new surroundings. She took charge in coordinating everything: the moves, setting up the new place, enrolling the kids in school, finding a new church, doctors, making new friends, etc. Her faith was very important to her and she prayed the rosary, every night. If anyone needed extra prayers, you could always ask Gladys to include them. She learned to have determination, hard work and strong values from her mother, and she worked until the wonderful age of 75! To some, that seemed hard; to Gladys that kept her moving, motivated, and engaged with others. It kept her mind sharp, most of us would agree, her mind was sharper than most, even at 95! She was a girl with grit and determination and, luckily her daughters inherited her work ethic and values. Gladys was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Jim; parents, seven siblings; Pete, Velvet, Dudley, Loland, Paul, Annie and Hattie. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Daphne Rogers (David) of Irving, TX, Becky Balsamo (David of Mesquite, TX, Suzie Johnson (John) of Corpus Christi, TX; grandchildren, Sherri Harvey (Jacky), Shelly Jefferson (Jeff), Stephanie Meyer (Jason), Barry Lee, Mallory Gardner (Bill), Stacy Rusek (Chris), Caitlin Chupe (Jonas), Adrienne Kirby (Eric); great- grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Nancy Cathey Bowen (Jerry) of Edmond, OK. In honor of our mom, say your prayers, don’t complain about what you don’t have and be a good person. Memorial Donations may be made in memory of Gladys Cathey to: St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church 6306 Kenwood Dallas, TX 75214 A visitation for Gladys will be held Saturday, February 5, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Grove Hill Funeral Home, 3920 Samuell Blvd, Dallas, TX 75228. A funeral service will occur Saturday, February 5, 2022 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 3920 Samuell Blvd, Dallas, TX 75228. A committal service will occur Saturday, February 5, 2022 from 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM at Grove Hill Memorial Park, 3920 Samuell Blvd, Dallas, TX 75228. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Cathey family.

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