Catherine Louise (VanVleet) Pearce

Jan. 11, 1924 – Sept. 9, 2022


Last updated 9/19/2022 at 2:10pm

Catherine Louise Principata was born on Jan. 11, 1924, in Helper, Utah. In 1943, she met and married Guy VanVleet while he was serving with the U. S. Army during World War II. The couple relocated to Ritzville where they raised six boys: Dale, Joe, Ronnie, Nathan, Robert, and Terry.

After Guy's passing in 1973, Catherine married Tony Pearce. After the death of her second husband, she moved to Moses Lake and lived with her son, Ronnie. She spent her final days at Columbia Crest where she passed away on Sept. 9, 2022.

Catherine was preceded in death by her two husbands; three sons, Chester...

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