We missed her during our batch reunion in 2007, no one knew where she was at that time but she was mentioned, classmates wanted to know how she was or if there was anyone who knew. Sadly that time only a few of us were present as most of our batch are working abroad.
Then just in April this year, I had a chat with her on Facebook which led me to call her via her landline in Hawaii. We talked for more than an hour. She told me how she was, her family, her children, her job at Big Island Candies (we even joked that's a dream job when we were kids); her husband- how she met him; our high school classmates and where they all are now; the almost fatal accident she had driving a truck; her college course as a Radiology Technician which she didn't get to finish and more stories.
To Cathy, we are so deeply sad to hear of your untimely demise. It is a shock to us all. We chatted with you just recently and then, all of a sudden you are gone. It made me realize what one friend told me before, that life is too short that we should learn to reach out to our friends and loved ones more, if given the chance. We will miss you all the more. Rest in peace, dear Cathy.