Catherine Jean Spencer

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  • Friday, November 1, 2013 12:00am
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Catherine Jean Spencer

Catherine Jean Spencer

Catherine Jean Spencer passed away Tuesday, October 22, 2013 surrounded by her family. She was 57.

Cathy was born in Bend, Oregon and graduated from Bend High School in 1974. She and her husband lived in Kent since 1998.

Cathy spent more than 30 years in marketing and public relations. She began her career in the newspaper industry at The Bulletin and worked more than 20 years in a variety of positions including Advertising Display Manager.

In 1996, Cathy moved to southern California where she worked for The Newspaper Network and subsequently opened the company’s Seattle office. She co-founded the marketing services company PayneSpencer with her husband Warren Payne in 1999.

In her free time, Cathy loved traveling, especially to her favorite city: New York. She also enjoyed pilates, cooking, music, and doing remodeling and restoration projects.

Cathy is survived by her husband, Warren; father, Ray Spencer; her three sisters, Connie, Cindy, and Deanne; her children, Cara and Sean; and grandson, Tristan. She is also survived by her beloved pets: Toots, Simon, and Fig.

Cathy will be greatly missed and touched many of our lives.

Celebrations of her life will be held in Kent, Washington on Saturday, November 9 and in Bend, Oregon on Saturday, November 16. A celebration will also take place in New York City in early 2014.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Central Park Conservancy on her behalf: http://www.centralparknyc.org.


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