Cathy J. Miller, 65, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Jan. 2, 2020, at her home.
Friends and family gathered in remembrance of Cathy from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 7, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Cremation rites have been accorded. A private burial will be at Monmouth, Iowa, Cemetery at a later date.
Cathy Jo Carr was born on May 2, 1954, in Dubuque, Iowa, the daughter of Harold Wellington and Mary Lois (Ralston) Carr. She was educated in Dubuque schools. She married Jesse V. Miller on Aug. 30, 1991, in Maquoketa, Iowa. He preceded her in death on Nov. 9, 2009.
Cathy had worked in area factories most of her life. She most notably had worked as a welder at WADY Industries in Maquoketa for 16 years until retirement.
Cathy enjoyed going to casinos, playing cards and singing/listening to music.
Those left to honor Cathy’s memory include a son, Travis (Tracy Manning) Bickford of Maquoketa, Iowa; step-children, Kirk (Erin) Miller of Maquoketa, Iowa, and Chad (Kristina) Miller of Maquoketa, Iowa; two grandchildren, Britney (Jordan) Carr and Bailey Bickford; several step-grandchildren; brothers, Edward (Nancy) Carr of Kaloa, HI, and Allan (Carol) Carr of Monmouth, Iowa; and sisters, Sharon Foulks of Onslow, Iowa, Dixie Bruns of Monmouth, Iowa, and Carla (Donald) Clark of Monmouth, Iowa.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Jesse; brothers Doug, Dale, Ronnie, Thomas, Jim and Jack; sisters Jane, Marilee, Karen, Lois, and Linda; and stepson Kyle Miller.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to the Cathy Jo Miller memorial fund.
Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.