Mary Catherine “Cathy” Wright went on to Eternal life on June 7, 2010 at Mercy Medical Center in Redding, CA after a long battle with heart disease.

Born in MN to Clarence and Teresa Sorenson on September 23, 1934, she came to Dunsmuir with her family in 1941, living all of her life here since the age of 7.

She attended Dunsmuir Elementary, and High Schools. She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church. Cathy was a housewife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She devoted her life to her family. She loved to cook and bake, and was well known for her many delightful treats.

During her hospital stay, she joked about getting herself out of bed so she could go to the cafeteria and teach them how to cook! She won many ribbons in different venues for her pies, liquors and cheesecakes.

Many people looked forward to these delights at birthdays, Christmas, and numerous other occasions.

A charitable person, Cathy anonymously donated a Christmas dinner to a family in need every year. She also gave tirelessly to the Disabled Veterans, Paralyzed Veterans, and AMFAR.

She enjoyed bowling for many years, in many leagues. Starting way back in the Mt. Shasta Bowling Alley, Weed, and Dunsmuir and had countless trophies.

In 2001 her heart disease made it impossible for her to continue. Her motto of late was “Getting old isn’t for sissies!”

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Frank C. “Smokey” Wright, son, John Wright, sister, Teresa Davis, and her brother, Douglas Sorenson. She is missed by her daughter, Carolyn Mortensen and husband John. Granddaughter Ashlee, husband Dan, and Great Grandson Gabriel. She also leaves close friends; Gloria McIntyre, Sally and Virgil Sword, and Luke McLaughlin.

At her request, no services will be held. Private interment will be at Lawncrest Memorial Park in Redding, CA where she will be laid to rest with her son and her sister.

I’m Free

Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free. I’m following the path God has laid you see.

I took His hand when I heard Him call; I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day. To laugh, to love, to work, to play; Tasks left undone must stay that way. I found that peace at the close of day.

If my parting has left a void, then fill it with remembered joy. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss; Oh yes, these things I too will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow. My life’s been full, I savored much Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief; Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your hearts and peace to thee, God wanted me now; He set me free.

“May you stay forever young” - Cathy