Obit Catherine Skiles

Cathy Skiles

Catherine Louise Millward Skiles, age 77, passed away peacefully on July 10, 2022 at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino Idaho. She was born September 16, 1944, on the Alameda Naval Base in Alameda, California to Andrew Blaine and Dorothy Mae Blyler, Millward. She was a 1962 graduate of Orofino High School.

Cathy gave birth to her one and only son Charles Anthony Skiles (Tony) on Christmas day 1968. She spent most of her career working for the Nez Perce County Sheriff’s Office as a dispatcher and then deputy retiring in 2011.

Cathy was a member of the Cottonwood Creek Community Church and loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She could often be found traveling to all the festivities and sporting events of her three grandchildren Hunter, Tori and Mara.

She had a passion for photography and bird watching.

She is survived by sister Patricia Rencehausen of Lewiston, Idaho, sister Rita and Richard Norton of Missoula Montana, and sister Robin Allen of Clarkston, Tony Skiles of Pierce Idaho, two grandchildren, Tori and Mara Skiles, great grandson Brantley Tyler Brouwers, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Cathy is preceded in death by her father Andrew Blaine Millward, stepmother Gertrude Trudy Hoke, mother Dorothy Mae Kerzman, stepfather Arthur Kerzman, sister Sharron Marcell and grandson Hunter Skiles.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2022 at 11 a.m. at the Cottonwood Creek Community Church, 20706 Gifford Reubens Road, Culdesac Idaho. Lunch and fellowship will follow the service.

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