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Catherine Ann Gillihan

April 12, 1944 ~ June 2, 2020 (age 76)


Catherine Ann Gillihan, 76 of Prairie City passed away June 2, 2020, at her residence with her loved ones by her side. A celebration of life will be held at 1:00 P.M. on June 14, 2020 at the Unity State Park in Unity, Oregon.

Catherine was born to Ernest and Janice (Collins) Eden on April 12, 1944 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. She attended Del Norte High School. Catherine married Kenneth Gillihan on August 4, 1960 in Crescent City, California and welcomed four children: Toni, Kenny, Lisa, and Lori.

She worked as a cake decorator and baker for several years for a large food chain market. She was involved in the Rebekah Lodge and was a devoted housewife.

Catherine was the best wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and was a blessing to all that knew her. She will be in her family’s hearts and minds forever.

Survivors include her loving husband, Kenneth of Prairie City, Oregon; children Kenny (Anna) Gillihan of Prairie City, Oregon, Toni Gillihan of Greenbrier, Arkansas, Lisa Krisman of Burns, Oregon, and Lori Gillihan of Lebanon, Oregon; ten grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Janice Eden and brother, Kenneth Eden.

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