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Funeral services will take place on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 10:00 AM (Mountain).

Evangelical Free Bible Church
Wall, South Dakota

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In memory of

Catherine "Cathie" Merced

of Wall, South Dakota, died on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital at the age of 65

Catherine “Cathie” Dudley was born January 13, 1952, the daughter of James and Lucile Dudley, longtime residents of Rapid City.

Cathie passed away after a decades-long battle with lupus. Despite this struggle, she lived much of her life with a smile on her face and kindness to offer others, especially the children at her church, where she faithfully served as Sunday School teacher or AWANA leader. Cathie was an active member of Evangelical Free Bible Church in Wall for the past decade. She was also involved at First Wesleyan and Calvary Baptist churches in Rapid City in the 1980’s. In addition to many years in South Dakota, she lived in West Virginia, Minneapolis, Virginia, and Southern California.

Cathie is survived by her daughter Rev. Pamm Fontana and son-in-law David Fontana of Fairfax, VA, and three grandsons whose antics brought her much joy. Vaughn is 6, Elden is 4, and Thane is 1-1/2 years old. She is also survived by sister Carol Barber of Wall, nephews Joshua of Brookings, and Kevin of Ames, IA; and brother Don Paris and wife Ilona Selke of Seattle and Bali.

Memorial services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 21, at the Evangelical Free Bible Church in Wall, with a reception to follow at the church.

10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 21, 2017
Evangelical Free Bible Church
Wall, South Dakota

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