Catherine Emery

Obituary of Catherine Jane Emery

Catherine Jane McKinley Emery 1933 - 2023

Born to Archibald and Florence McKinley in Sacramento, California on February 17, 1933, passed away in Santa Rosa, California on September 11, 2023, with her beloved husband and three loving children by her side.

Catherine moved from Sacramento and graduated from Mt. Diablo High School, Concord, California in 1951. During her High School years, she was active in the production of the school yearbook, school plays and various other school activities.

She graduated from San Jose State College, San Jose, California in 1955 with a BA in Education and a minor in Social Science and was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and began her career as a teacher in the lower grades.

Catherine married the love of her life and constant companion Russell Floyd Emery on September 19, 1953, in Pleasant Hill, California.

After 30 years of teaching, Catherine spent much of her time in retirement volunteering with various organizations such as Georgetown, California "Music on the Divide" and St. Vincent De Paul as well as spending time traveling and doing genealogy.

Catherine is survived by her husband Russell Emery of Santa Rosa, CA. Her son Michael (Kathleen) Emery of Santa Rosa, CA, daughter Karen Emery of Galt CA, son Scott (Debi) Emery of Napa, CA, along with five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, September 22, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ione, CA. There will be a private burial afterwards and a Celebration of Life at a future date and time.

In lieu of flowers please make any donations to:

Society of St. Vincent de Paul

St. Katharine Drexel Conference

P.O. Box 76

Volcano, CA 95689


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Funeral Mass

11:00 am
Friday, September 22, 2023
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
20 Relihan Dr
Ione , California, United States
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