Catherine Louise Papp, 68, lifetime Taholah resident and Quinault nation member, died Sunday, June 29, 2014, at Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen.
Catherine was born on Feb. 15, 1946, in Aberdeen to Everett and Alice (Cole) Masten. She grew up in Taholah and graduated from Chilocco High School in Chilocco, Okla., in 1964.
On Oct. 12, 1965, Catherine married Daniel G. Papp in Ocean City, Wash. He survives at the family home.
Catherine worked as a billing agent for Roger Saux Health Center in Taholah from 1985 to 97. She also answered phones at the Bureau of Indian Affairs when needed. She was a member of Bible Lighthouse Church in Taholah and when she was younger she enjoyed bowling and golf.
Catherine is survived by her husband of 48 years, Daniel G. Papp, Sr. of Taholah; three sons: Gary L. and wife Karen Papp of Elma, Daniel G. Papp Jr. of Taholah and Nelson E. and wife Mary Papp of Hoquiam; brothers: Everett and Greg Masten of Aberdeen and Tray Masten of Taholah; Sisters: Ann Masten of Lake Quinault, Patricia Thomas of Calif., Everetta Corwin and Alena Lopez both of Moclips ; five grandchildren: Samuel Brougher, Jeremy Brougher, Krissa Papp, Kammi Papp and David Papp; two great-grandchildren: Amelia Brougher and Natasha Papp. Catherine was preceded in death by two sons, David and Larry Papp.
There will be a memorial service on Saturday, July 5 at 10 a.m. at the Bible Lighthouse Church in Taholah.
A message of condolence or of a memory can be sent to the family at www.fernhillfuneral.com
Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Fern Hill Funeral Home in Aberdeen.