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Catherine Virginia Muir (Brooks)

October 16, 1920 - August 8, 2007

A memorial service will be at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, August 19th, at Sweet Home Community Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Special Olympics. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.

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Catherine Virginia Muir, age 86, of Sweet Home, passed away August 8, 2007. She was born in Centralia, Washington to William Francis and Sadie Madeline (Edwards) Brooks. She lived in Portland until 1948 and has lived in Sweet Home ever since.

She was a member of Sweet Home Community Chapel for the past few years. Prior to that, Catherine was a member and taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School for 40 years at the Bethel Lutheran Church.

Catherine knew and taught classes on Pine Needle Basketry. She oil painted and did crafts. She and her husband, Jim, were avid rock hounds. She loved the beach, camping, picnicking, hunting, and fishing and even bagged five deer on her own. She was an enthusiastic Seattle Mariners fan, right up to the very end. Catherine loved her family and was a friend to all.

Catherine is survived by her children: Donna Rae Nelson of Sweet Home, William David Townsend of Tonopah, Arizona, Laurel Lee Colvin of La Pine; and 10 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and 19 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Muir, in 1988, brother, Kenneth Brooks, in 2005, and sister, Madeline Garver-Smith, in 2005.

A memorial service will be at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, August 19th, at Sweet Home Community Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Special Olympics. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.