Age 42, of Surprise, AZ passed away on February 18, 2016. Catherine was born in Phoenix, AZ on March 28, 1973. She was a loving mother and devoted family woman. Catherine lifted up and encouraged all those around her to live genuine, service based lives. Her devotion to public service is carried on through her two sons and daughter, all of whom are active service members in the US ARMY. Catherine herself hoped to complete her degree in EMS and nursing and dedicate herself to helping others in their greatest time of need. She encouraged a love of art and literature in all of those around her with her great love of music and history. Her legacy will live on in hearts of her family through all that she has taught us. Her beautiful spirit and sense of humor will be missed every day. Catherine is survived by her husband Brian Speese, three children, Armando Luiz Adan, Xochitlquetzal Adan and Octavio Aleksandr Adan, grandson James, mother Catherine and sister Meghan, as well as her many friends. She is preceded in death by her elder brother Stacy Gene MacRae and father Louis Martinez. Funeral Service will be held at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 at 10:00AM. Visitation will follow from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.
My condolences and prayers go out to Cathy’s family and friends. May God give you the strength you need to get through this time in your lives.
She handled life just like everything else that came her way. If she could spare you any heart ache she did. She loved us all genuinely.
Sending each of you all my love and sympathy. I will not be able to attend tomorrow but my heart will be there. Love you all! Cathie was such an amazing woman and I will miss her.
Cathy, your bravery was inspiring to all lives you touched. … we will miss you.
Take Air my friend… via con Dio!
Crescenzi, and Wisner families
Cathy and family
We are so very sorry for your loss. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
May Jesus cover you with his peace and comfort.
Your cousins Rocco, Angelo,Jeanette and Kathie and families