Catherine's Story

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COOPERSTOWN - Catherine Emily (Davidson) Christiansen, 98, daughter of George and Ruby Davidson, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017.
She was born April 12, 1919, at the former Thanksgiving Hospital in Cooperstown.
Catherine graduated from Cooperstown High School with the Class of 1936, and Maryville College in Tennessee.
She was employed by the Otsego County Welfare Department from 1942 to 1950.
On June 2, 1946, she married Hartwick "Harvey" Christiansen. They resided in Fly Creek before retiring to Sebring, Florida, in 1987. After her husband's death, Catherine returned in 2012 to reside in Cooperstown at Woodside Hall, where she received heartwarming and excellent care.
An active 4-H leader, Catherine taught sewing, and also served as a judge with the Otsego County Cooperative Extension. She was a member of the Fly Creek Area Historical Society and the Cooperstown Native Daughters. She was proud of her deep religious faith and her many years of camping with her husband. She greatly enjoyed knitting and sewing and was a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan.
Catherine is survived by several cousins, nieces and nephews.
A graveside service in the Fly Creek Valley Cemetery will be held in the spring.
Contributions in Catherine's memory may be sent to Woodside Hall "Activities Fund," 1 Main St., Cooperstown, NY 13326.
Arrangements are under the care of Tillapaugh Funeral Service, Cooperstown.
Published on December 29, 2017
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