Born October 31, 1943 in Winnsboro, Texas, was the only surviving child of Harvey and Eva Mae Campbell Rhoden.
CATHLENE, affectionately known as Squeakie, was a graduate of St. Paul High School in 1961, in Neylandville, Texas, where she was class salutatorian. After the relocation of her devoted cousin, Inell Torrey Marshall (which proceeded her in death), Cathlene also relocated to California. Although she held numerous positions, her final employment was as a Ward Clerk at University Hospital in San Diego.
CATHLENE was a nurturer of not just people, but time and places, and she found much enjoyment creating and having moments captured in photographs, as if she knew every moment would one day be a precious memory. She possessed a rare and special gift of intellect, and her passion for fact finding resulted in one of her favorite past times, being an enthusiast for the Jeopardy game show and solving crossword puzzles.
CATHLENE was united in marriage to Edward Simpson on October 7, 1973 by Rev. John Barnes, and was blessed with 45 years of unity. She leaves her legacy of love and compassion to her two caregiving daughters, Kellye Lavell (Pastor Roger) Price and Krystal Loraine Mills. She also leaves precious memories to her ten loving grandsons, Christopher (Carol), Jarmarcus, Roger, III, Darius (Endazsia), Demetrius, Dedrick (Dishawna), Javon, Jaden, Jordan and Dorian, Jr. She was the proud great grandmother of four, Jamarion, Cylas, Kai’ and Caris.
CATHLENE was also loved and admired by the following extended family members and friends that knew her best, Irene Guice, Sidney Conrad Marshall (deceased), Constance Percy, Carolyn Shields, Charles Marshall, Beverla “Tootie” Myles, Ventice Coleman, Tori Collins, Tiny Womack, Mary Simpson, Arletha Wells, Bownita Craig and Sister Betty Coleman.
CATHLENE was respected and loved by all who knew her, and will be greatly missed by a host of extended family, neighbors, and caregivers, friends and acquaintances.
Cathlene was a faithful member of North Park Apostolic Church and she loved Pastor Mark and First Lady Debbie Garcia. It wasn’t by accident she was placed on the Hospitality Team, Hospitable is what she has always been, caring for friends, nieces, nephews, cousins, In-laws, dogs and cats.
Cathlene’s caring nature can be seen in the care of her husband Eddie, nurses, and doctors are amazed at the level of care he received at her hands.
Cathlene is known as a Miracle in the medical and hospice community, and will be remembered as a true Witness that God has the last Word.