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Catherine Sue "Cathy" Atwell


August 10, 2017

Catherine Sue “Cathy” Atwell, 73 of Asheville, passed away, Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, at Mission Hospital.

Born in Brevard, she was preceded in death by her parents, William Barr “Bill” Atwell and Carrie Killian Atwell; two brothers, Cecil Herbert and Francis Lee Atwell; and a sister, Caroline “Teddi” Atwell.

She attended school in Brevard and graduated from Brevard College. After graduation, she moved to Maryland, where she worked at Geico, Kodak and National Geographic.

San Francisco, Calif. was her home for many years before moving to Asheville in 2015.

Surviving are her son, Jason Atwell, of Fletcher; and three sisters, Louise Raum, of Hendersonville, Pat McCall, of Pisgah Forest and Nancy Budzinski and husband, Craig, of Brevard; and many nieces and nephews. Pete Coussas was a dear friend, whom she knew for many years.

She had a great love of God and was very profound in her belief. She loved art and enjoyed the many art museums she visited.

A private family memorial will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Moore-Blanchard Funerals & Cremations is serving the family.


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