Catherine Louise Fulford passed away on December 6, 2017 at the age of 70.

Cathy was born in Grosse Pointe, MI and spent her childhood and high school years in the northern suburbs of Chicago. She attended Glenbrook North High School and the University of Arizona where she was a member of the Delta Gamma sorority. During college her family moved to Peoria, IL and in 1967 she met and married her husband for 50 years, Greg Fulford. Cathy, Greg and their 3 children moved to Los Altos in 1983. She loved Los Altos - the weather, the culture and most of all the people she met and befriended.

Cathy was a devoted and loving mother and grandmother raising 3 wonderful children and having the good fortune to be blessed with 8 beautiful grandchildren. Her passion was her family. She loved having everyone together for the holidays, birthdays or simply swimming and a barbeque. During these occasions she was the happiest. She also was lucky to have dear friends from the Los Altos area and the University Club of Palo Alto where she regularly played social tennis and USTA matches. Besides her family and tennis she was an avid gardener and especially excelled at creating beautiful outside flower arrangements for her own home as well as for her family and friends.

Cathy had boundless energy and an incredibly quick wit. She could bring a smile to friend or family member’s face even in the direst of times. Along with this wonderful sense of humor there was a strength, warmth and honesty that were at the core of her personality. She will be so missed by all those that knew her.

She is survived by her husband Greg, her daughters Lisa Doud and Jayme Catanese, her son Greg Jr., her sister Mary Towell, and her beloved grandchildren, Kendall and Joe Doud, Paige, Carlie and Garrett Catanese, and Sasha, Brinley and Logan Fulford.

A memorial service has been held. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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