Catherine 'Cathy' M. McEntee

Seaside resident, 77Catherine "Cathy" M. McEntee, 77, of Seaside, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004 in Seaside.

Mrs. McEntee was born May 8, 1926 in Cheltenham, England, to Joseph Cyprian Austin and Guendoline Ashley Cox Knowles. At the age of 3, she moved to Canada with her family, and came to the United States in 1930. She moved to the Los Angeles area, where she resided until 1959.

In 1941, she married Edwin G. Edgley in Arizona. They later divorced. In 1950, she married Robert Silvius. They later divorced.

Mrs. McEntee became a U.S. citizen May 27, 1955.

On July 29, 1961, she married Gerald F. McEntee in Vancouver, Wash. He survives, living in Seaside.

In 1973, the McEntees moved to Alameda, Calif., where Mr. McEntee was stationed in the U.S. Coast Guard. They moved to Seattle in 1976 and came to Seaside upon his retirement in 1979.

Mrs. McEntee became involved in the Catholic church while she lived in California, and she and her husband renewed their wedding vows there. She was confirmed May 18, 1975 in Hayward, Calif. The couple again renewed their vows in 1993 at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Seaside.

Family members said Mrs. McEntee loved traveling, gardening and walking on the beach. She also loved babysitting and raising children.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. McEntee is survived by two daughters, Mary Lee Edwards of Lynnwood, Wash., and Raechell E. McEntee of Vancouver; two sons, Thomas R. Silvius of Orlando, Fla., and Spencer E. McEntee of Seaside; four grandsons, Anthony W. Tong of Everett, Wash., Kenneth L. Edwards of Seattle, Brandon Edwards of East Wenatchee, Wash., and Sean T. Silvius of Tallin, Estonia; five great-grandchildren, Amber Michelle Melum and Michael W. Tong, both of Camano Island, Wash., Lee Ann Edwards of Seattle, Honor Catherine Silvius of Vancouver and Cassandra Edwards of East Wenatchee; a brother, Francis A. Knowles of Fountain Valley, Calif.; a former daughter-in-law, Lynda Quinones of Seaside; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation is 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Hughes-Ransom Cremation & Mortuaries in Seaside.

Recitation of the Rosary is 7 p.m. Tuesday at Hughes-Ransom Cremation & Mortuaries.

A funeral is 11 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Seaside.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lower Columbia Hospice or the American Cancer Society, in care of Hughes-Ransom Cremation & Mortuaries, 220 N. Holladay Drive, Seaside, OR 97138.

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