Catherine Smith Ficklin peacefully passed away surrounded by her loving family on January 3, 2022, in Roy, Utah. She was born in Gonzales, Louisiana, on January 19, 1924, to Harry Joseph Smith and Rena Marie Leblanc.
Catherine loved to quilt and embroidery. She loved to dance. She and her husband, Raby Dawson Ficklin, played table tennis and were Idaho state champions.
She belonged to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and enjoyed the many callings she served in. In 1992, Catherine and Raby served a mission to South Carolina. Catherine loved all her family very much. They were her greatest joy.
Catherine is survived by her siblings Verna Ambeau, Ella Rose Berthelot, James (Sylvia) Smith, and Ann McGallon; a sister-in-law Ione Hedman; her children Catherine Marshall, Cynthia Barnett (Wayne), Terry (Carol) Ficklin, Cheryl Rena Nay; 18 grandchildren, 57 great grandchildren, 49 great-great grandchildren (with 6 on the way).
Preceded in death by her husband, parents, siblings E.D. Smith, Winnie Mae Brignac, Janet Marie Amedee, and a granddaughter Lisa Antionette Stokes.
Services will be held Thursday, January 6, 2022, at 11:00 AM at Larkin Sunset Lawn (2350 E 1300 S). A viewing will be held a half hour prior.
Interment at Larkin Sunset Lawn.
For those who wish to view the recording of the services may do so here: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/IS2VWVvLThgnfp7tpStLRi8q5FI_GYUw8_HTOb3nDneRRiXYcPvAl8jDnPnv-Tzm.rmi8W7cGVeVbleKT
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Doll, Cynthia, Terry, and Cheryl,
Please accept my sympathy in the loss of your mom. My mom (Winnie May) often spoke of wonderful childhood memories that almost always included your mom. It was a happy and memorable time when Aunt Catherine and Uncle Raby came for a Louisiana visit. Thank all of you for allowing us in Louisiana to be a part of her service by Zoom. Sending love and prayers from the Brignac family, God bless you all
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I have very fond memories of my two visits to California staying with Aunt Catherine and Uncle Raby. We always looked forward to their visits to Louisiana. We are thinking of all of you during this sorrowful time.
Sending love from the ED Smith family
Where to begin?- I'm not sure words can express what a beautiful example Catherine S. Ficklin (my grandmother) was to her husband, her children, grandchildren and community. I have countless memories of her gentle spirit, tender counsel and always feeling comforted knowing how deeply she cared. Catherine S. Ficklin and Raby Ficklin (her husband) were both shining examples to all whom knew them.
Their names could be placed in websters dictionary to define the words responsible, caring, dependable, courageous and loving!
My prayers are with all those whom are grieving this loss. To my mother and all my Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, I love you all deeply, I miss you all so much! Stay strong through this storm, and try to rejoice in the blessing of being able to reap all the blessings that were passed down through Papa & Granny. Sincerely, Michael Stokes --- Romans 15:13
I have great memories of your mom and dads visits to Louisiana. I am so happy I was able to visit with your mom in August. Prayers and love to you all. Delba
We are so sorry to learn of Aunt Catherine's passing. Aunt Ione called me yesterday to tell us. I have so many sweet memories of her. She had a wonderful laugh, too. At least she is with many loved ones. All of you children of Aunt Catherine & Uncle Raby are in my thoughts and prayers. I love you all.
Your cousins, Barbara & Roger
Doll, Cynthia, Terry and Cheryl,
I was so sorry to hear of Aunt Catherine’s passing, I have so many fond and loving memories of her. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I love you all.
Love your cousin,