Catherine Elizabeth Lytle

June 3, 1943 - February 9, 2014

Catherine Elizabeth Lytle passed quietly on Feb. 9, 2014, at her home in Oregon City, Ore. Cathy was born on June 3, 1943, in Portland, Ore., to Elsie Belger and Gordon Pierce. She graduated from Jefferson High School in 1961, and was proud to have been elected as the by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Catherine Elizabeth LytleStudent Body Vice President her senior year.

While raising her children, she worked as a dental assistant, bookkeeper and as a machine operator / shipping clerk for Omark Industries. Cathy’s greatest joy was raising her five children. Later in life, she enjoyed caring for her dogs, gardens, and neighbors on a small farm near Beavercreek, Ore.

Cathy will be greatly missed by her husband, Bob Lytle; her devoted daughter, Kristy and Rick Safford; grandchildren, Elan, Ben and Evelyn of Bainbridge Island, Wash.; son Mitch and Christy Lytle; grandchildren, Cassy and Kaylee of Scottsdale, Ariz.; sons, Gary, Steve and Ben; and sister-in-law, Gloria Pierce.

She was preceded in death by her beloved family, Jewel and Louis Coffey, Eva and Warren Van Vleet, and brother David Pierce.

Services will be private. Please visit to view her Tribute Wall. In lieu of flowers, consider donating to the Oregon Humane Society or The Crazy Horse Memorial, South Dakota.