Former Crescent City resident Carol J. Cathey, 74, of Grants Pass, Ore., passed away Aug. 30, 2007 at Three Rivers Community Hospital in Grants Pass.

A celebration of her life will be held on Sept. 14, 2007 at 11 a.m. at the Grants Pass Masonic Lodge.

Carol was born on July 8, 1933 in Crescent City to Melton and Marie Nielsen. She graduated from Del Norte High School in 1951, and attended Santa Rosa Junior College. She married Raymond Cathey on June 28, 1953 in Crescent City. She was a member of the Methodist Church in Crescent City. In December of 2000, they moved to Grants Pass, Ore. from Healdsburg. She was a member of the Grants Pass Emblem Club and the Wagner Meadows Lunch Bunch. She enjoyed taking gambling trips to Seven Feathers and Laughlin, Nev. Carol loved telling stories and spending time with friends and family.

Survivors include her husband Raymond Cathey, son, Michael Cathey, and daughter Alison Cathey (Pigoni), all of Grants Pass, Ore.; brother Leonard Nielsen of Crescent City and numerous nieces and nephews.

Contributions can be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children-Portland, Ore., 3101 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, Ore. 97239-3095. Telephone (503) 241-5090. Fax (503) 221-3701.

Please sign the family guestbook and offer condolences at

Arrangements by Stephens Family Chapel.