Catherine “Cathy” Leona Wernlund, 70, of La Grande passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 8, at her residence.
Cathy was born on April 21, 1948, in Willits, California, to James and Olive (Criger) Morgan. She resided in Willits, California; Alturas, California; Prairie City; Long Creek; Reith; Grand Junction, Colorado; Collbran, Colorado; and La Grande. She attended schools in Willits, California, Prairie City and Long Creek.
Cathy was a devoted mother to four children. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, flower gardening, canning, journaling, caring for her mother and, most of all, her family.
Cathy is survived by her children, Don Cutright (Jenny) of Glenwood Springs, Colorado, Wendy Wernlund of Grand Junction, Colorado, Jeff Wernlund of Reith and Melissa Neal (Scott) of Benton City, Washington; sister Melody McKinley (Roger) of Prairie City; and brother Harvey Morgan (Marsha) of Summerville; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and seven nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Olive; sister Sonja Johns; brother John Morgan Sr.; and ex-husband and friend John Wernlund.
Online condolences may be made to the family at lovelandfuneralchapel.com.