Catherine Banks

BANKS, Catherine Rees, 70, of Marietta GA, formerly of the Ohio Valley, passed away on November 9, 2013 in Marietta, GA.

Cathie was born on November 10, 1942, in Steubenville, OH. She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Agnes (Davis) Rees.

Cathie was a 1960 graduate of Follansbee High School. She had 7 1/2 years of further education with a MAT in Biochemistry, EDS in Education Technology, BS in Biochemistry. Cathie was an educator and honored for her contributions to others. Wheeler High School, Atlanta, GA named their Science Center after Cathie.

In addition to her parents, Cathie was preceded in death by a sister, Dr. Carley Rees Bogarad.

Cathie is survived by her dearest daughter and greatest accomplishment, Julie Michelle Banks Gilbertson and her husband Larry of Dallas, GA; a nephew, Dr. Leonard Bogarad and his wife, Cindy of Boston, MA; and her dedicated friend Trudy Riggs of Weston Lakes, TX.

Cathie was cremated. A gathering of family and friends was held on November 16, 2013 in Marietta, GA and a Celebration of Life Service will be held at date to be determined in December 2013 at The Cathie Rees Banks Science Center, Atlanta, GA.

She will be interred on her mother’s and father’s grave at St. John Cemetery, Colliers, WV at a private ceremony.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of the James Funeral Home, 1245 Main Street, Follansbee, WV (304) 527-1717.

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