Catherine Cecilia Rountree
Jan. 5, 1919-Dec. 24, 2012
Menlo Park, California
Catherine Rountree, a long-time resident of Menlo Park, California, died at her home at the age of 93 of natural causes on December 24, 2012.
Born Catherine Cecilia Murray on January 5, 1919, in Brooklyn, New York, she was the daughter of Peter Murray and Catherine Gow Murray.
Catherine served in the United States Marine Corps as a woman marine from 1943 to 1945. It was there that she met her future husband, Dudley Glen Rountree. They were married in 1945 and moved to Redwood City, California, and then in 1959 to Menlo Park, California.
Catherine earned a B.A degree from San Jose State University and a master's degree from the University of San Francisco. She taught school for many years in Newark, California, and after retirement taught English as a second language until the age of 84. She loved to travel and took trips and cruises all over the world.
She is survived by her son Thomas Rountree of Gardnerville, Nevada, by her sons David and Philip Rountree of Menlo Park, California, by her son Michael Rountree of Los Gatos, California, and by her daughter Nancy Rountree of Redwood City, California. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Roger, Rachael, Jessica, and Dylan, and three great-grandchildren, Willow, Kayley, and Sage. In addition, she is survived by her brother Peter Murray of Eureka, California. Catherine is predeceased by her husband Dudley Rountree, and her sisters Mary Leonard and Agnes McEvoy.
A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, at Nativity Church in Menlo Park.
She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.