feature

Catherine “Cathy” Louise Kallio

Loving daughter, mother, grandmother and friend Catherine Louise Kallio (Cathy), sadly took her last breath Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, at Willapa Harbor Care Center in Raymond, Washington. She was 71 years old. Cathy was born to Everett and Thelma Anderson on Dec. 30, 1948, in Granite City, Illinois.

Growing up Cathy had the opportunity to live in several different places since her father was in the Army. When she was six months old, they sailed on a ship to Yokohoma, Japan and she lived there with her family. When Cathy turned 3 years old, they had moved to Santa Maria, California and to several other places after that. During all the relocating Cathy graduated from Clover Park High in Tacoma, and she continued her education at Tacoma Community College earning her degree in 1998. Cathy went to work as a hearing aid specialist and had done this for many years.

Earlier in life Cathy had met the love of her life, Jorma Kallio and they later married in Elko, Nevada. Jorma and Cathy were happily married until his passing in 1996. Cathy never remarried but became close with Robert “Bob” Perry and they had lived together for 15 years, taking care of each other. Cathy faithfully attended services at Saron Lutheran Church in Hoquiam. She was a very involved member at the church. She was in the choir, bell choir, she volunteered her time helping and cleaning, and she was also a part of Martha’s Circle. In her spare time, she enjoyed gardening, baking, knitting, fixing up places and furniture.

Cathy is survived by her son Andy Kallio of Auburn, Washington; daughter Jackie Revard of Chelan, Washington; brother Ivan Nichols of Pueblo, Colorado; sister Joyce Worsech of Phillips, Wisconsin; by her significant other Bob Perry of Hoquiam, Washington; as well as four grandchildren: Stephanie Barmettler, Brandon Barmettler, Anthony Kallio and Kalevi Kallio; and four great-grandchildren: Daisy Elder, Rogue Bonner, Jace Duran and Layla Barmettler. She is preceded in death by her parents Everett and Thelma Anderson, late husband Jorma Kallio, son Matthew Kallio, and sister Helen Powers.

Memorials may be made to the Go Fund Me account set up for Cathy at: https://www.gofundme.com/f/graveside-service?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1.

Cathy was laid to rest at Fern Hill Cemetery in Aberdeen, Washingon. To share memories or express condolences please visit www.harrisonfamilymortuary.com. Arrangements by Harrison Family Mortuary of Aberdeen, Washington.