Harnden, Catherine Ann Remembered as having a deep and consuming interest in helping friends, family, and strangers alike, Catherine Ann Harnden joined her loving husband Phil in Heaven on January 4, 2019. Although born in Massachusetts on April 27, 1935, Phil and Cathy met through the US Air Force and married in California on November 8, 1953. Cathy is survived by her children: Philip Harnden, his wife Susan, and their children Molly and Amanda with fiancé Bryan; Kathleen Harnden and her daughter Katherine Cornelia (KC); Tim Harnden and his wife Sue and their children Justin and Christina, with her husband Mica and daughter Emma; Andrew Harnden and his daughter Heather and her partner Anthony with their children Matt and Nate; James Harnden and his wife Stella and their children Kassandra and her daughter Elizabeth, and their son Kyle and his daughter Addison; Jerome Harnden and his wife Allison and his son Joshua; as well as her daughter Maureen and her husband Phil with their children McKendra and Zachary and his wife Jordan. In addition to her lifelong love and support of the Catholic church, Cathy had a deep love of reading and libraries that endured through her final days. Memorial donations to St. Matthews Catholic Church, Bellevue NE, the Bellevue Public Library, or a local charity of your choice in lieu of flowers please. As a final gesture of giving and lifelong learning, Cathy donated her body to the Nebraska Anatomical Board for Creighton University. A final memorial will be held in her honor when she completes her goal of educating future medical clinicians. A degree of peace can be found knowing that Cathy completed her angel collection and is now one of the angels watching over us after joining her beloved husband Phil ("Chief"). May they both now find peace, together again at long last.
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