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Catherine “Cat” Irene Peterson was born January 10th, 1957 in San Bernardino, California to the late Eunice Trout. From a young age, Cat had a servant’s heart. When she was in high school, she volunteered as a counselor at a special needs camp. Her passion to serve led her to become a nurse and she worked either in assisted care facilities or in the prison system for most of her career. She felt drawn to work in places where people are often overlooked or forgotten, since she believed everyone deserved respect and a second chance. She always rooted for the underdog and took definite pride in being unique. When she wasn’t working, she spent her time rescuing and loving kitties. She was known to take in strays and provide them with medical attention, care and food. Cat was also one who could bring people together and help them heal difficulties in their relationships. This may be her greatest legacy.
Cat was a very selfless person who always found a way to help and be of service to others. She will be remembered for her giving heart and offbeat sense of humor. Cat had a love for all holidays, but Halloween was her absolute favorite.
Catherine “Cat” Irene Peterson, 62, of Columbus, Georgia passed away on August 19th, 2019 at Piedmont Medical Center. She is preceded in death by her mother Eunice, stepfather Roger Cutsforth, aunts; Elizabeth Odhe, Joan Ruhter, Ellis Hildreth, and Anna Reynolds.
Survivors include her brother and sister-in-law; Clarence and Amy Cutsforth, nephews; Nicholas and Andrew Cutsforth; nieces; Victoria and Abagail Cutsforth, extended family, countless friends, and many of her beloved fur babies.
A memorial and celebration of life service will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday August 31st, 2019 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4400 Reese Road, Columbus, Georgia 31907 with First Counselor John Floyd officiating.
The family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation, 7500 Veterans Parkway, Suite A, Columbus, Georgia, 31909, 706-577-0055. The family invites you to leave a condolence or share a fond memory of Ms. Peterson below.