July 16, 1932 - March 23, 2018
Saturday April 28, 2018
Omega Funeral & Cremation Service
223 SE 122nd Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97233
Catherine Marie “Cathy” Tovey passed away peacefully in the early morning of March 23, 2018, in Albuquerque, N.M. Cathy, her husband Jack and two daughters, Mary and Martha, moved to Portland in 1963 and adopted their son, Joe. In 1972, they adopted another son, Tom. Cathy and Jack lived in the same house for 50 years until Jack’s death in 2013. She spent her last year in Albuquerque near her two daughters and son-in-law.
Catherine Marie King was born in Pittsburgh in 1932. She was the youngest of four. The oldest two boys became Jesuit Priests and her sister became a school teacher. She met her husband, Jack, while at graduate school at St. Louis University. She earned a masters degree in social work and then raised four children while volunteering at church services/functions and doing the bookwork for Jack’s private practice in Marriage and Family Therapy.
Cathy had a great sense of humor and could always make people smile and feel good. Most of all, Cathy enjoyed her family and friends. She really looked forward to social gatherings at church or a local pub.
Cathy leaves behind daughter, Mary Dolch and her husband, Steve; daughter, Marty Tovey; sons, Tom Tovey and Joe Tovey and his wife, Bambi; and Joe’s son, Kevin Tovey.
Cathy’s memorial will be at Noon, Saturday, April 28, 2018, at Omega Funeral Home, 223 S.E. 122nd Ave. A private family burial will precede the memorial.