- Treasured Mother, Wife, Sister, Grandmother and Friend,
Catherine, "Cathy", Fern Blakesley (McCammond,
Rundle) was the most caring and giving fire cracker you could
ever have the honor of knowing. Driven by the love she had in
her Earthly body and continues to give in her New Form, she
always took care of everyone who were lucky to belong to her.
As a little girl from San Jose California, she grew to be a
beautiful person with her siblings, Bill, Alma and Donald
James at her side. She gave life to a daughter, Christy, who
brought three incredible grandchildren (Claudia Rebecca, Elias
Matthew, and Jack Santiago) into the world, who she helped
deliver. They all love her from the bottom of their hearts.
She created a lifetime career of serving and giving to others
in whatever job she had including over twenty years in the
health care field helping patients feel better. She absolutely
adored her husband, Edward Blakesley Jr, and he was a
dedicated husband and caregiver until her very last breath.
She loved her gardens, her mystery books, and shoes! Cathy was
surrounded by her family and passed forward to Heaven with
love and support. She graciously offered herself as an
anatomical donor and has thereby dedicated herself to service
one last time. This is who she is, Caregiver, Nurturer, and
Beautiful Soul. We will miss you Mama, look over us all. Love
Service will be held at New Life Four Square Church 1090
N First Avenue, Stayton 97383. Tuesday May 7, 2:00 PM. Serving
the family is North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.