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Tillie Cathey

August 31, 1939May 16, 2020

Tillie Cathey, 80, passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2020 in Peoria, Arizona.

Tillie was born on August 31, 1939 in Woodworth, ND to Jacob and Lydia Beck (Teske). As a child, her family moved to College Place, WA where she grew up and graduated from high school. She married her lifelong friend, Deneen Cathey, on October 25th, 1962 in Lewiston, ID.

In 1972, Tillie and Deneen made their home in Missoula, Montana where they raised their family. In addition to being a homemaker, Tillie worked in the hotel industry and ran a taxidermy business with her husband, Deneen. After her husband’s passing, Tillie moved to Arizona to be closer to her son and his family in 2014. Tillie lived at Brookdale Assisted Living Center in Peoria. A special thank you to all of the caring staff of Brookdale who went above and beyond in providing a special home for Tillie in her later years.

Tillie is survived by her sister, Violet Carrier of Spokane, WA; her son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Kim Cathey of Glendale, AZ; and her daughter, Lauri Palmer of Missoula, MT. She is further survived by her loving grandchildren, Bryce and Alyssa Cathey and Steven Palmer.


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Veronica Durkee

May 18, 2020

Tillie was my buddy at Brookdale Union Hills, she was that one resident that I could always get to come to activities by telling her that there were cowboys or music there. Tillie was so much fun to be with, when I would go to get her up, she would be in her bed riding her bike to the top of the hill, she would make me ride with her before she would get out of bed. The best times were when her family was here for Holiday meals with her, she never believed me that they were coming, but then couldn't stop smiling and laughing with them once she saw them. She always knew family! I will miss Tillie everyday, she was my fun girl at work!


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