Cathleen (Cathy) Anson

December 4, 2012

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Cathleen Anson

Cathleen (Cathy) Anson was born July 23, 1951, in Renton, the second of three daughters born to Jack Day and Mayme Lou Evans.

She passed away peacefully at her Montana home of brain/lung cancer on Nov. 22, 2012, with her husband Tim and son Brian by her side.

Cathy grew up in Sammamish (Pine Lake) until she married Robert Nickell in 1969.

She attended schools in Ferndale and Issaquah. She graduated from Issaquah High School in 1969.

She then attended business college and upon graduation was hired at the state park in Issaquah. From there, she went on to work for the Southcenter Bon Marche. She worked in the warehouse for 24 years with people who became lifelong friends.

Upon retirement, she moved to Roundup, Mont., where she married her longtime companion Tim Anson. She called their home on 30 acres her “Heaven on Earth.”

She was a devoted mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend who blessed us with love and sincere appreciation. We all enjoyed her wit; she made each of us laugh even in troubled times.

She was preceded in death by her father and first husband Bob Nickell.

She is survived by her loving caregiver and husband Tim Anson; son Brian Nickell; stepsons Jeff and Randy Anson; grandsons Cody Nickell (the joy of her life) and Alex McCuskey; mother Mayme Lou Bischoff; stepfather Edwin Bischoff; sisters Connie Faast (Mike) and Christina McDonald (Steve); uncle Bob Tanska; aunt Virvae Dieringer; stepmother Polly Evans; many nephews and nieces; and special friends Karen Nickell, and Gregg and Brenda Knapp.

Cathy loved animals. Any remembrances to any animal shelter in her name would be greatly appreciated.

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at 1 p.m. at the Hilton Inn, 1800 Gilman Blvd., Issaquah, WA. 98027.

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  1. Linda & Lisa Treosti on January 22nd, 2013 6:18 pm

    We were so sad to hear of Cathy’s illness and passing. We loved Cathy and appreciated her friendship throughout our childhood. Our Mother also loved her dearly. We know there were many special memories that will provide comfort to all who knew and loved her.

    Love,
    Linda & Lisa

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