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Catherine V. Harriman

March 7, 1930 - May 19, 2015

Viewing will be from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 27, at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel.

A memorial service will take place at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, May 28, at Brownsville Christian Church; 117 N. Main Street, Brownsville, Oregon 97327.

In lieu of flowers, please donate in memory of Catherine to a mission project or mission organization of your choice.

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Catherine V. Harriman, 85, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2015 and is now resting in the arms of her Heavenly Father.

Catherine was born in Waterville, Washington to Martin and Virena Thiemens and grew up in the Reardan, Washington area. She graduated from Reardan High School and, in 1951, moved to Eugene, Oregon to attend Northwest Christian College where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Religious Education. There, she met her future husband, Mills Harriman. They married June 19, 1955 in Spokane, Washington. Catherine and Mills made their home in Eugene until 1968 when the family moved to Sweet Home, Oregon.

During her life, she was a homemaker, a cook at Camp Koinonia, and a teacher in the Headstart program at Long Street School. She also taught American Sign Language at Linn-Benton Community College and to the mentally disabled. She served on the board at Sunshine Industries. She also served as an organist and pianist for several churches, played for numerous weddings and funerals, and was a life member of the Grange. She loved to sew, quilt, crochet, can,and garden.

Catherine is survived by: her husband, Mills Harriman; sons, Bill Harriman of Vancouver, Washington and Marty Harriman of The Woodlands, Texas; grandson, David Harriman of Portland, Oregon; granddaughters, Janelle Harriman of Vancouver, Washington and Alyssa Harriman of The Woodlands, Texas; sisters, Laura Smith of Couer d’Alene, Idaho, Virginia Miller of Pasco, Washington, Nancy Weiss of Reardan, Washington; and brother, Bernard Thiemens of Long Beach, California.

She was preceded in death by her sister Marilyn Thiemens, and her parents Martin and Virena Thiemens.

Viewing will be from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 27, at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel.

A memorial service will take place at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, May 28, at Brownsville Christian Church; 117 N. Main Street, Brownsville, Oregon 97327.

In lieu of flowers, please donate in memory of Catherine to a mission project or mission organization of your choice.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.