Was born to Frank and Delores Sanders on January 29, 1949 in Medford, Oregon. She grew up in Grants Pass where she attended school through high school. She attended OSU where she received a Bachelor’s degree. She then attended WOU earning a Master’s degree in special education with a specialization in reading.

Her first job was in Grants Pass. She moved to Salem where she retired after more than 20 yrs. in the classroom. In retirement she taught water aerobics in Newport, Oregon where she made many friends.

She is survived by a brother, Jim Sanders, of Milwaukie, Oregon and husband of 40 yrs. Duane Peltier of Waldport, Oregon.

She passed quietly while surrounded by family and friends on Thurs. April 14 in her Waldport home after battling the effects of two strokes a year earlier. There will be no services or memorial celebrations. In lieu of flowers she can be remembered with a donation to a children’s fund at the Newport, Oregon public pool or a charity of your choice in Cathy’s name.

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