Catherine D. Eagle
1933 - 2020
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November 5, 1933 ˜ March 6, 2020

Catherine D. Eagle, age 86, of Vancouver, WA, passed away on March 6, 2020. She was born to the late Gus and Moscho Delistraty of Portland, OR on November 5, 1933. She was the youngest of three children: Johnny Delistraty (1923-2017), and Kiki Delistraty, who survives. She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, John P. Eagle (1934-04), and resided in Vancouver for the rest of her life.
She attended Washington HS of Portland and went on to graduate from Lewis and Clark College in 1955, where she was the newspaper editor and member of the Pi Delta Epsilon Sorority. After graduation she taught elementary school, primarily in the Vancouver School District, for 20+ years.
In retirement she became a volunteer for SW Medical Cancer Center and Hospice, and a curator/researcher for the Hellenic-American Cultural Center and Museum. She supported no less than 25 non-profit organizations both locally and nationally.
Cathy had a strong faith in the Trinity, and it showed in her words and actions. Always quick with a smile and an encouraging word, Cathy never missed an opportunity to lift up others and point out the positive. She was very kind-hearted and had a gentle spirit. She was a prolific card sender, sending the right card for every occasion. In her spare time she loved to travel, stay at her beach house, go camping, and support all of her family’s numerous activities.
Survivors include sister, Kiki Gregos of Portland; children, Jon (Debbie), Mike (Stacey), Todd (Monica) and Cathie; grandchildren: Natalie, Olivia, Zach, Sophie, Jacob, Jesse, Josh, Luke, Rachael and Django.
The Viewing and prayers will be held Sunday, March 15th from 2-5p.m. at the Vancouver Funeral Chapel, 110 E. 12th St., Vancouver, WA.
The Church service will be held Monday, March 16th, 11a.m., at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 3131 NE Glisan St., Portland, OR.
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Published in The Columbian on Mar. 13, 2020.
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March 21, 2020
Cathy Eagle was a lovely lady. She impacted my life more than she ever knew.I enjoyed playing cards with her at the beach house, while watching for whales.Heartfelt prayers to Jon,Mike,Cathie and Todd.
Brenda Beach/Williams
March 19, 2020
I was so sorry to hear about Cathy. She always had a smile and a laugh to share. I hope that your memories of her always bring joy.
Laurie GM
March 18, 2020
Mrs. Eagle was one of my favorite teachers. She made me feel special. I fondly remember her dark charcoal hair and her warm smile greeting us as we arrived to class. They say teachers make an impact on our lives. She made one on mine. Thoughts and prayers to all if you.
Darcy Johnston Hurst
March 18, 2020
Great Aunt Cathy was a truly beautiful soul. She will be truly missed. Praying the memories you hold dear will bring you great peace & fill your hearts with love. I just know that Grandma Chicks & Aunt Cathy are in a better place now. As hard as it is to say goodbye, I know they live on in us and in the legacy they left behind. They are with the angels now & will always be watching over us.❤
Mandy Cole
March 17, 2020
Cathy was a beloved teacher, a gentle soul, and smart as a whip. Think of a positive adjective and it probably applies to her. May she rest in peace.
Tim Hedges
March 16, 2020
We have known the Eagle family for 50 years, and always enjoyed their friendship. Our children were friends and went all through school together. Our hearts are with you all at this sad time. Dean and Loretta Ramsey
Dean and Loretta Ramsey
March 15, 2020
To Cathie, Todd, Mike and Jon,
Your mother and father will always be in our hearts. They were so kind, generous, loving and fun for all us kids growing up. They were mentors to us all and hanging around the Eagle house was one of the best gifts we could ever have had. Your mother and your father were the greatest mentors for all of us. We were fortunate enough to be able to grow up around them and blessed to know them. Our hearts and prayers to the entire family.
The Anderson's
March 15, 2020
Cathy, Arlene Silvey and I walked the neighborhood together for many years. We solved many world problems! Lovely lady and strong to have back from that horrible illness like she did!
Marilyn Hogan
March 15, 2020
May her memory be eternal.
Elizabeth Franklin
March 15, 2020
I missed signing my name to my entry (Mar. 14---We lived next door to the Eagle family)
Kay Olsen
March 14, 2020
Jon and family,

Saddened to hear of your mother's loss. Our thoughts of you and your family are in prayers. Sincerely.

DJ and Kim Cardon
March 14, 2020
Dee and I have been blessed to have known Cathy for 50 plus years. I have worked with Cathy and what a superior teacher she was. Our children grew up together we shall miss the wisdom and the friendly smile. We love you forever. The Goves
Claude and Dee Gove
March 14, 2020
We met the Eagle family when we lived next door to them. Our kids enjoyed many fun times together. Cathy and I had good times going to football games and track meets together as our boys grew up.Cathy was so kind, patient and a friend to everyone. She and John were great parents and warm, friendly people. Heartfelt condolences to the family.
March 14, 2020
Sending our prayers for Mike, Todd, Monica & family. Jim & Carmen Wulf (CRHS '81)
James Wulf
March 13, 2020
So sorry to hear about Cathy. John, Cathy, Vern and I shared many good times over the years. She was a special person to many.
Jeanne Westrick
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