Catharine Ann Michelsen passed away peacefully on Aug. 19, 2013, in Noosa, Australia, after a brave battle with breast cancer.
Cathy was born in the City of Orange, Calif. in 1947 and was a fifth generation Orange County resident. She grew up in Newport Beach but later lived and traveled in many countries. She graduated from Sacramento State University and was a successful small-business owner for many years.
Cathy lived life fully and with passion for art, nature, pets, travel and good food.
She will be deeply missed by sisters Carolyn Michelsen of Nevada City, Calif., Cleo Bouffiou of Anacortes, Wash., and Joan-Marie Michelsen of Grants Pass, Ore.; nephew, Logan Bane of Spokane, Wash.; and stepmother, Mary-Kay Michelsen of Ashland, Ore.
She was preceded in death by her father, Ralph Michelsen; mother, Rhovina Parmelee; and sister, Mary Claire Michelsen.