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Catherine Ransdell

1950 - 2015

Catherine Carol Owen Ransdell, 65, passed away Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, in Goleta, Calif.

Cathy was born Feb. 3, 1950, in Idaho Falls to Charles Carol Owen and Norma Mitchell. She graduated from Idaho Falls High School in 1968.

Cathy worked for many years in the electronics industry. In her spare time and later in life, she was a talented and meticulous embroiderer and delighted her friends and relatives with gifts of her work. She loved to talk about her cat and was a deeply humane person.

Cathy made her home in Goleta, where she met and married the love of her life, Richard Ransdell, in 1986.

Cathy is survived by husband, Richard Ransdell of Goleta; daughter, Shannon (Rick) Wellman of Cornelius, Ore.; granddaughter, Justine Wellman of Cornelius; father, Charles Carol Owen of Idaho Falls; brothers, Michael (Sarah) Owen of Ukiah, Calif., and Craig Owen of Idaho Falls; and her sister, Rebecca (Gary) Coffman of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Norma Mitchell Owen; her son, Eric McInelley; and her brothers, Denis Owen and Steve Owen.

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