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Michele Catterlin

A memorial service was held March 5 in Bend, Ore., for Michele Rose (Russo) Catterlin. A former resident of Nevada City, Mrs. Catterlin passed away on Feb. 22 in Bend of cancer. She was 51.

Mrs. Catterlin was born May 18, 1955, to Michael and Ruth (Cramer) Russo at March Air Force Base in Riverside. As a member of an Air Force family, she moved many times until her father retired in Grass Valley.

Mrs. Catterlin graduated from Nevada Union High School with the class of 1974. She attended Sierra College and worked locally as a dental assistant before moving to Maui, Hawaii, in the 1980s. While in Hawaii, she met Clifford Catterlin. They were married on July 21, 1984, in Grass Valley.

The couple made their home in Maui for 14 years, where both of their children were born. Mrs. Catterlin was an active volunteer at her children’s schools, worked with her husband as co-owner of CSC Contracting and enjoyed the lifestyle of Hawaii, camping and kayaking with her family. In 1998, the family moved to Bend, Ore., where Mrs. Catterlin was a homemaker, continued her work for CSC Contracting, was an active member of New Hope Church and volunteered at Summit High School. Mrs. Catterlin enjoyed skiing, camping, gardening, sewing, pottery, Bible study and cooking while in Bend.

She is survived by her husband, Clifford Catterlin of Bend, Ore.; son, Michael, and daughter, Brettney, of Bend; parents, Michael and Ruth Russo of Bend; and sister, Ann Lohrey of Nevada City.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper & Weaver Mortuary.

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