Catherine Ann Umbarger-Livengood
March 29, 1951 to September 16, 2015
As some of you know my mom lost her battle with cancer, Wednesday, September 16, 2015 and was able to pass away peacefully. She fought extremely hard over the past six months and remained positive despite the numerous challenges she faced. I've never seen someone have such a yearn for life and stay so brave. She was absolutely beautiful in every aspect possible and one of the most caring, people you could ever meet. Even until the end she always put other people before herself and worried about everyoneâs well being. In addition to being the oldest of twelve brothers and sisters she was the best care taker and mom that anyone could ever ask for. She showed me the world and I owe everything in my life to her. She was my best friend and it is extremely difficult to imagine the world without her. Why bad things can happen to such an amazing person are beyond me. My step dad and I will work our hardest to make you proud mom for the rest of our lives. You truly made the world and life so bright, with so much love. God is lucky to have you by his side. Say hi to my dad for me and I will hold you in my heart every day. (Written by her son Derek)
Private graveside services for Catherine Ann Umbarger-Livengood, age 64, of Maricopa, AZ, were held on Friday, September 25, 2015 at the Homer GAR Cemetery, Homer, IL at 10:00 am and at the Long Point Cemetery, Long Point, IL at 1:30 pm. There was no visitation. The Winterrowd Funeral Home of Streator, IL was in charge of arrangements.
Cathy was born on March 29, 1951 in Streator, IL to Lawrence and Elizabeth âBettyâ (Soltis) Spaniol. She married Jim Umbarger on Oct 3, 1981, he passed in September of 1994, she later married Ron Livengood on July 24, 2004, he survives.
She is survived by her husband Ron Livengood of Maricopa, AZ and son Derek Umbarger of Tempe, AZ. Sisters and Brothers Susan (Steven) Spaniol Fujinaga, Stephen (Connie) Spaniol, Barbara (James) Willoughby, Pat (Dean) Hess, Cindy Talty, Phillip (Diane) Spaniol, David Spaniol, Dale Spaniol, Clare (Terry) Brust, Amy (Russ) Gass, Sister-in-law Sally (Stan) Shepard, sister-in-law Susie (Jim) Sherrad and lots of nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews. She is preceded in death by , her parents, and brother Raymond Spaniol, mother and father-in-law Roy and Margaret Livengood.
A life cut short but the memories will last forever. We will sure miss her. Go Arizona Cardinals!!!
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