Catherine A Stanford (Johnstone), age 73, died Thursday morning, January 7, 2010 at her home in Glendale, AZ. Visitation will be held, Monday, January 11th from 5:00 – 6:30 pm with the Funeral Service at 6:30 pm at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix. A Graveside Service will be held Tuesday, January 12th at 10:00 am at St. Francis Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th St., Phoenix. Mrs. Stanford was born in Queens, NY May 26, 1936 to Thomas Patrick and Barbara Ann Johnstone. She and her family moved to Phoenix, AZ in 1942 where she attended St. Mary’s Elementary and High Schools. Mrs. Stanford spent most of her career in book keeping and retired as Director of Staffing at Maricopa County Hospital. In her youth Mrs. Stanford enjoyed swing dancing. Later in life she liked to watch old movies and play Pinochle. She is survived by her siblings Thomas Johnstone, Donald Johnstone and wife Eleanor, Eileen Monaghan, Margaret White and husband Greg; her children Patricia McDuffy and husband Boyd, Timothy Stanford and wife Mary, Pamela Martin and husband Bill, Kimberly Williams and husband Darrel; her grandchildren Joshua, Courtney and husband Joseph, Adam, Matthew, Jacqueline and Christopher; as well as two great grandchildren Joey and Alyssa. Condolences may be sent to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Catherine’s name to St. Vincent De Paul Society, P.O. Box 13600, Phoenix, AZ 85002.
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