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Catherine Mae Haupt

July 8, 1932 — October 21, 2021

Catherine Mae Haupt

On Thursday, October 21, 2021, Catherine Mae Noe Haupt passed peacefully from this life to be with her forever sweetheart, and husband David Richard Haupt on the other side of the veil. She was also preceded in death by her parents, siblings, and oldest daughter, Vicki Ann Haupt Vaterlaus. She is survived by her two sons, David Wesley Haupt and Keith Bryant Haupt, and two daughters, Karen Jean Haupt Leavitt and Linda Lea Haupt Orton. She is survived by 20 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren.

Cathy was born on July 8, 1932 in Lansing, Michigan. She had just celebrated her 89th birthday. Her greatest joy was being surrounded by family. It was a tremendous blessing to her, in her later years, to live with her daughter, Karen and have family near every day.

Cathy was very talented. She taught herself to play the piano. Her family often gathered around to sing along while she played. She could also knit and crochet with ease and speed. She made many hats, scarves, blankets, and precious little dresses (for her grand babies). She made each granddaughter a special Raggedy Anne doll that they still cherish. She loved Irish Setter dogs. And owned a few. She would breed and sell the pups from her female, using the money to buy a new dishwasher that she had been wanting. She claimed to be shy and did not like to talk on the phone, but when she was an Avon Lady, she made it look easy to contact her customers each month.

Cathy was married to David May 5, 1950. They beat all odds by marrying young and staying together for 69 years. She thrived on being a stay at home mom and raising her 5 children. Cathy had great faith. She became a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when she was a young mother. Her testimony of Christ was pure and strong. This testimony lead her to a great love for ancestry work. She found tremendous joy researching records, connecting names to her family tree, and performing temple work. She and Dave served a genealogical mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Boston, Massachusetts from 1987-1989.

She will be laid to rest with a quiet family celebration of her life and burial.

Celebration of her life will take place Friday, October 22, at 5:30 pm. Church address is:

12101 S. 700 W., Draper, UT.

Graveside burial Monday, October 25, 2021 at 11:00 am. Cemetery address: 7925 S. 1300 W., West Jordan, UT.

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