Catherine Ann Lay
Aug. 8, 1937 – Dec. 24, 2022

Catherine Ann Conroy was born to Elmer and Lela Conroy in Memphis Tennessee on August 8, 1937, and passed away December 24, 2022, in Eureka at the age of 85. She and husband, Roy Lay, who was born in Kiowa Oklahoma, married and had three children, Jill, Jody and Jonathan.

Cathy was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses on January 30, 1960, and remained faithful for the rest of her life. She was preceded in death by her son Jonathan, her husband Roy in 2008 and her daughter Jill in 2012.

She is survived by her daughter Jody from Redding, her grandchildren Brian and Sarah Hutchinson and her great grandchildren, Tyler Reed, Chance, Cayden, John Jr., Damon, Dillon, Cierra, Levi, Britton, Lucy and Aimee.

Cathy was a kind and gentle soul and will always be remembered by her love for others and her ability to deal with any situation with dignity and grace. We would like to thank the staff of Granada Rehabilitation and Wellness Center for taking care of Cathy in her final years.

Cathy was a steadfast and loyal integrity keeper, and she lived with the hope found in the Bible Book of Revelation, chapter 21 verses 3 and 4, where it says: With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be His people, and God Himself will be with them. And He will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”


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