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C. S. Lewis

Catherine D. Dearman

Monday, April 13, 1953
Saturday, February 19, 2022
Vancouver, WA
Service Information: 
Cathy's life will be remembered and celebrated Saturday, March 19th at 10:30 AM at Christ the King Church in Bellingham. Reception to follow.

Catherine (Cathy) Diane Dearman was born on Monday April 13, 1953 to Lloyd and Norma Varner. She came into the world early, and very tiny, but full of strength & tenacity that would not only sustain her through her earliest days, but throughout her life. She was a big sister to Cherie and Tina who she loved very much. In 1974 she met the love of her life, and through commitment, dedication and hard work they built a beautiful life. They raised four strong daughters who are a lot like their mother.

Cathy spent 32 years as a social service Director for The Salvation Army. In her work, and in her life, she always extended not only practical help, but genuine care to the people God brought into her life. Cathy loved lighthouses, which is fitting because she was a guiding light for so many, pointing others towards the hope she had found through Jesus.

On February 19th, 2022 Cathy finished her battle with ALS and was free to eat and dance and sing in the presence of Jesus. Cathy is survived by her husband Buck, their four daughters Tracy (Rod) Wolfington, Kristy (Anthony) Archie, Angel (Kevin) Finsrud, and Julee Dearman. They have 13 grandchildren and 2 great grandsons. Their grandkids have brought so much joy and life to their world.

Donations of remembrance can be made to the ALS Association Evergreen Chapter, The Salvation Army, or Bellingham Hospice.


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Submitted by Karen on

Kathy I only met you a handful of times yet your giving heart shown through. You were immediately likeable and radiated joy. I believe you are worshiping in heavens glory.

Submitted by Misty Velasquez on

Aunt Cathy, You are so very much missed, You definately were a guiding light to all that met you, you were my second mom when my mom was not around.  You were and always will be family.  We love and miss you the Velasquez family.

Submitted by Marianne Brands on

Dear Cathy,

I loved you like a sister. You showed me friendship, care and love. You were there for me when I needed someone most. You were a guiding light to all those who knew you.

To Buck and the kids- thank you for sharing your beautiful Cathy/Mom with all who knew her. She is definitly lighting up heaven!

Rest easy my sweet friend,


Submitted by Judith Anderson on

Cathy you were an inspiration of love. Love for family and others. Greatest of the two was your love of Jesus.

Submitted by Shar Garo on

Dear Angel and Family, sending our deepest condolences in the death of your beautiful Mom. Praying for peace and comfort in this time.

Best regards, Shar and Glenn Garo

Submitted by Rose Greco on

Thank You Cathy for being there by moms side with aunt carol and jessie thru her final moments of life . I am forever greatful to you for that because i was unable to be there for her . You have always been a positive impact on my life from the time i was a baby until now . Thank You
Give my family kisses and hugs from me up there

Submitted by Angel on

Thank you Shar, I know your family is all too familiar with grief. Thank you for reaching out in support. It means so much.

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