Catherine I. Livingston, 38, of rural Buckingham, passed away on Monday, January 14, 2013 at her home after an extended illness. Visitation will be held at Calvary Baptist Church in Dysart on Thursday, January 17 from 4 to 7 p.m. with a service on Friday, January 18 at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Silent Hill Cemetery in Monroe, Iowa, at 2:30 p.m. Friday.
Catherine Irene Livingston was born on July 17, 1974 at Waterloo, Iowa, the second child of William Kenneth and Marcia Ellen (Thomason) Livingston. She attended pre-school at the Geneseo center of Dysart-Geneseo Community Schools. When she was five years old, it was discovered that she had a brain tumor. Complications from the aftermath of the surgery left her totally handicapped. She attended River Hills School for Special Needs Children in Cedar Falls until she was 21. She then transferred to Adults, Inc., which later became North Star Community Services, where she attended until the time of her death. She had her daily routine of getting up and being made ready for the bus. She passed away at her home in the presence of her family on January 14, 2013.
She received Christ as her Savior at a very young age before her surgery. She attended church at Calvary Baptist Church in Dysart regularly with her family.
She was present for all family activities and gatherings and seemed to enjoy being included in them. She was accepted the way she was by all and was loved by her nieces and nephews as they crawled all over her, sat on her lap, and "helped with Aunt Catherine."
Surviving her are her parents William and Marcia Livingston of Buckingham, Iowa, two brothers, William Carl (Victoria) Livingston of Ankeny, Iowa, James Kenneth (Desirae) Livingston of Vinton, Iowa and one sister, Christine Janice (James) Trahms of Ankeny, Iowa, four nieces and five nephews. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, William McClair and Verda Janice (Worth) Livingston and Arthur Bruce and Inez Irene (Schrader) Thomason.