Catherine “Cas” Mebs, 93, beloved mother and “Gram”, died April 18, 2007, with her family at her side at St. Elizabeth Care Center, where she had lived since 2003.
There will be a celebration of her life at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Afterward, the family will be escorting Cas to rest by her husband’s side at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens at Caldwell, Idaho, at 2 p.m. MDT.
Cas was the youngest of five children born to David and Catherine Corbett in Philadelphia, Pa.
Each of her parents came alone as adults to Philadelphia. Her father was from Scotland and her mother from Ireland.
Cas graduated from the 10th grade and worked mostly in retail positions. She often talked of her years as a model at John Wanamaker’s, an exclusive Philadelphia department store.
In 1939, Cas married Clarence “Gus” Mebs in Philadelphia. They resided almost all of their married life in Pennsauken, N.J. They had one child, Joy. Cas and Gus moved to Caldwell, Idaho, in 1991 to be close to their daughter and family. Their marriage was strong and loving. Gus died in 1993.
Cas came from a home of love and laughter. Cas and Gus showed these same attributes in their marriage. She was always the “positive-thinker” and that attitude gave her strength to endure much these past 13 years. Her belief in the Lord also gave her strength.
Family members expressed their appreciation to the staff of St. Elizabeth Care Center for all of their loving care. “Cas, you will be missed by all whose life you touched!” they said.
Survivors include her daughter, Joy, and her husband, Ray Berryhill of Baker City; grandchildren, Jill Johnson and Brock Berryhill; and great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Quinton Johnson.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Northeast Oregon Compassion Center or to the Activities Department of St. Elizabeth’s Care Center.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, April 24, 2007
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor