Catherine Ann Hays
February 8, 1930 – August 3, 2020
Catherine Ann (Appel) Hays was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa on February 8, 1930. She passed away peacefully on August 3, 2020.
Cathy was so full of love and an obedient servant of the Lord. She was an extraordinarily special woman in the ways she shared her love not just with family but everyone she met. She was a courageous, delightful and truth telling soul. Her words of encouragement rang of positivity and light. Her charitable actions were of God’s love. Cathy lived a life of devout faith and benevolence. She was a dedicated mother and defined love and commitment as a wife and friend…a true and resolute human being.
Cathy was preceded in death by sons, David and Michael. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Richard; children: Timothy Hays, Mary Kay Swale (Steve), Anne Ferron (Jeff) and Mary Beth Hays; daughter-in-law, Mary Sue Hays; grandchildren: Jessica Talmon, Theresa Hays, Jordan Hammond, Emma Ferron, Justin Swale, Christian Ferron, Xavier Artis, Jayden Swale, Logan Ferron, and Maya Artis; great-grandchildren: Ethan Hays, Trenson Hammond, Anela Hammond, and Lila Talmon.
VISITATION following CDC guidelines: Thursday, August 6th from 6:15pm to 7:30pm, at Holy Cross Catholic Church (4810 Woolworth Ave.) followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7:30pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Friday, August 7th, 11am, Holy Cross Catholic Church. INTERMENT: St. Joseph Cemetery in Council Bluffs. Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association or a charity of your choice.
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