August 24, 1948 - April 16, 2022
Bluffton, South Carolina - Cathy J. Shelley was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She left this world on April 16th, 2022 at age 73. At her side was her husband of 27 years, Tom. Cathy had been battling an aggressive neuromuscular disease for the past seven months. Cathy is preceded in death by her parents Joe and Kathleen Klotz, sister Joeie Emmerick, and brother Richard Klotz.
She was born to Joe and Kathleen Klotz on August 24, 1948 in Billings, Montana. Cathy graduated from Billings Senior High School and lived in the area for several years before moving to Denver where she met her husband Tom. Cathy had a passion for decorating and fashion, which led her to work for several luxurious brands where she excelled as they traveled the country for Tom's work.
Cathy enjoyed traveling the world with Tom during their retirement while living in Bluffton, SC. She loved entertaining her friends in Sun City and visiting family. The holidays were a very special time of year for her as she enjoyed visiting her children and grandchildren.
Cathy is survived by her daughter, Jodee Lofgren of Colorado Springs, Colorado (husband John Lofgren and grandchildren Zack, Taylor and Caden) and her son Jason of Southlake, Texas (wife Alisha, grandchildren, Collin, Blythe and Gabrielle). She is also survived by stepdaughter, Lori Daniels (husband Mike Daniels and grandchildren Olivia and Logan) and stepson Tom of Los Angeles, CA. Finally she is also survived by her brother, Ben, and sister Cindy both of whom live in Montana.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, May 7th from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at The Riverbend Lodge. Donations in honor of Cathy can be made to the American Cancer Society.
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