Catherine Rye Eaton

January 4, 1933April 23, 2021

Catherine Rye Eaton was born on January 4, 1933 and passed away on April 23, 2021. She was born in a log cabin in Tumbling Shoals, Arkansas to Andrew Douglas Rye and Eunice Lee Rye (Anderson) near Heber Springs. She married Albert L. Thompson in 1952 and they had two children, sons Louis Gerald Thompson and Kenneth Wayne Thompson (deceased). In 1982 she remarried Glendale M. Eaton, Lt. Commander, USN who survives her. One of eight siblings, she was preceded in death by Joyce, Linda, Glendene, Juanita and Eugene. She is survived by her brother James and sister Sue. She was born with the gift of "perfect pitch", and could play most any tune you asked of her on the piano. She tried to find good in everyone she met. This gem of a soul will be sorely missed. We love you "Kitty". Service will take place on Wednesday, April 28th at 2 p.m. at Lloyd James Funeral Home with burial at Cathedral in the Pines.


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Nicole Gardner

May 1, 2021

Kitty was my aunt. Her first husband was my moms brother. I have so many memories of Aunt Kitty and her playing the piano. She played a huge part in my childhood and helped me to be the person I am today. She was the most loving and kind person. I loved her very much and look forward to our reunion in Heaven someday.

Tracey Carrington Prather

April 25, 2021

Uncle Glen so sorry for your loss. Aunt Kitty was an amazing woman with such a kind soul. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.