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Catherine (Cathy) Smythe Obituary

Catherine (Cathy) Anne Smythe
Catherine (Cathy) Anne Smythe

July 29, 1956 - December 7, 2019
Born in Morocco, Africa
Resided in Salinas, California
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Catherine (Cathy) Anne Smythe passed away at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center on December 7th, 2019 at the age of 63.

Cathy is predeceased by her Father and Mother, Frank and Mary Schultz.

Cathy is survived by her husband of 35 years, Glenn Smythe. They were married in Reno on January 25, 1985.

Cathy is lovingly remembered by her sister Judith Harding (Portland), her children Georgia (Randy) Gillenwater (Salinas), Alexis Bolton (Phoenix), Frank (Sara) Smythe (Salinas), and her grandchildren Evan (9) and Carter (6) Gillenwater, Tristan (13), Kylee (9) Bolton, Dylan Danner (2), Jacob Machado (9), Ollie (16 mo), Nash (1/12/20) Smythe.

Cathy was born in Morocco, Africa on July 29, 1956. She graduated from North Salinas High School in 1974 and went on to become a successful entrepreneur (Coast Laser).

Cathy’s world revolved around her husband, children, grandchildren, and dogs who were loved unconditionally. Traveling, especially cruises, family lake days, and anything that involved watching the kids were her hobbies. She was a professional at a great conversation and truly, genuinely, cared for everyone. Her work, especially her customers, were her second family. Her customers knew everything about her family and everything important in her life. She was unintentionally a professional at gardening and the way her house presented itself, “it’s what calmed her nerves.”

The Celebration of Life will be held at Struve and Laporte Funeral Chapel, 41 W. San Luis St. Salinas, CA 93901 on December 21, 2019 at 11:00 am. A reception will take place at Casa Sorrento from 12:00pm-2:30pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: American Lung Association




Celebration of Life
Struve and Laporte Chapel
41 W. San Luis Street
Salinas, California 93901
Saturday, December 21, 2019
11:00 AM


American Lung Assoc
550 Camino El Estero
Monterey, CA US 93940