- It is with great sadness that the family and friends of
Catherine Bickerdike announce her passing on Thursday, June
11th, 2020 in Salem, Oregon during a brief hospital stay.
She was active in stamp collecting, and a member of the
Salem Stamp Society. Cathy worked for the American
Foundation for the Blind.
Since she had vision challenges since birth, she
worked in various organizations like the Oregon Commission
for the Blind, Salem, as a Rehabilitation Instructor, and
Itinerant Instructor for the Oregon Department of Education,
Pendleton, OR. After retiring,
she worked as a volunteer for Blind skills, hosting a
support group in her home.
was born July 18th, 1948 at Cottage Hospital in Santa
Barbara, CA. She
attended Hope School and La Colina Jr. High in Santa
Barbara, CA, graduated from the Desert Sun High School in
Idlewild, CA and Linfield College, McMinnville, OR.
was preceded in death by her parents, Virginia and Ernest
Bickerdike of Santa Barbara, CA.
She is survived by her brother, Peter Bickerdike, and
sister in-law, Katie Bickerdike of Hacienda Heights, CA,
nieces Jennifer Gutierres, and Liberty McCormick,
grandnephews Trevor McCormick and Ethan Gutierres,
grandnieces Payton and Taylor McCormick.
per her wishes, there will be no services. Serving the
Santiam Funeral Services, Stayton.