MARIPOSA – A celebration of the determined and varied life of Ruth Catalan, who left us on October 30, will be held at the Mariposa Senior Center on Spriggs Lane on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., with a special memorial program from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
A native of Providence, Rhode Island, Ruth retired to Mariposa, and her presence was felt once she got here. Not only a watchdog of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors, she also spent her final years in many ways: the FFA, as past chair of the SPCA, and as a member of the Mariposa County Board of Mental Health, among many others. She touched many lives in this community and will be sorely missed.
Ruth is survived by her sons, Stephan Catalan of Bolinas, CA, and James Catalan of Oakland, KY, and daughter Sarah Souza of Fall River, MA., their spouses and 10 grandchildren.