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Catherin Martin Mitchell

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

SEAGRAVES - Catherin Martin Mitchell passed into her heavenly home on November 21, 2020 at the age of 83. She was born on January 24, 1937 in Crain to John and Ruth Nelson Martin. Catherin attended school in Petty, New Home, and Tahoka. In the summer of 1953, her family moved to Seagraves where she attended her Junior and senior year of high school and graduated in May of 1955.

After graduation, Catherin worked at the ASCS office in Seminole. She married Alton Wayne Mitchell on October 14, 1955 in Lovington, NM. They made their home in Seagraves, where they raised three children, Billy Wayne, Loretta Gayle and Elizabeth Dawn.

In 1956, Wayne and Catherin purchased and operated an egg producing farm in Seagraves for 18 years. During those same years, Catherin worked for Karr Pump and Pipe Supply, Mike Williams Farm Store, Farmers Gin, and then retired from the City of Seagraves where she held the position of city secretary for 30 years.

Catherin and Wayne always enjoyed growing a large garden that they shared with many people. They also loved to go fishing with family and friends. Catherin was preceded in death by her parents John and Ruth Nelson Martin, her in-laws Marcus Leroy and Gertrude Lenore Green Mitchell, her loving husband Alton Wayne, son Billy Wayne, daughter Elizabeth Dawn, sisters Nancy Hart, Johnnie Doran, Emmy Murdock, Willie Ramsey, and brothers John Franklin Martin and L.M. Martin.

Catherin is survived by her daughter, Loretta Terrell and husband Michael of Seagraves; two granddaughters, Angela Catherine Lane and husband Chris of Lubbock and Erin Alicia Chrestman and husband Bryan of Brownfield; six great-grandchildren, Keeli Chrestman, Emma Lane, Ellie Lane, Paxton Chrestman, Paityn Chrestman, and Elizabeth Lane.

Catherine’s family would like to acknowledge their appreciation to the Seagraves Ambulances Service, Dr. Paul Chebib, Interim Home Health, Interim Hospice, and Caregiver Inez Soto.

Visitation for family and friends was held at Ratliff Funeral Home in Seagraves on Monday, November 23 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Family and close friends attended the graveside services at the Gaines County Cemetery in Seagraves on Tuesday, November 24 at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that you make a donation to the “American Heart Association-Lubbock Chapter. C/O Kyle Curtis, 12345 North Lamar, Suite 200, Austin, Texas 78753 Ph:(512) 338-2476 or the First Baptist Church of Seagraves general fund.