Stayton, OR -
Catherine Anne was born in Kingston, Oregon to Joseph and Apolonia
(Pietrok) Brand. She
grew up in the area and then moved to Portland where she worked at
a Pastry Shop. She
joined the Army-Air Force in 1942 and was discharged as a Staff
Sergeant in 1946. She
returned to the Portland area and purchased the Bakery that
formerly employed her.
She met and
married Herman VanDecoevering in 1962 and they moved to Stayton
where they built a home.
Catherine spent many
precious hours in her vegetable garden and took great pride in
having the first harvest of tomatoes.
She took care of providing meals for the Parish Priest and
making sure the Vestments and Altar Linens were clean.
She was also known for her delicious seven layer cake.
Herman preceded her in death in 1979.
She was also preceded in death by sisters,
Josephine Brand, Mary Schmitt, Alois Brand, Joseph Brand,
Anthony Brand. She is
survived by her sister in law, Anne Brand and numerous nieces and
Visitation will be
Monday, August 23, 2010 from 4-7 P.M. at Weddle Funeral Chapel.
Rosary will be recited Monday,
August 23, at 7:00 P.M at Immaculate Conception Church with the
Funeral Mass on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 2:00 P.M.
with burial to follow at St. Mary's Cemetery. Contributions to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
or St. Mary's School.
to Weddle Funeral Services