Obituary: Catherine Marie Sellards, 52, of Kelso

Catherine M. “Kay” Sellards

Born Dec. 10, 1963, in Bellingham, Wash., Catherine Marie Sellards, 52, of Kelso tragically drowned June 25, 2016, while camping along the Cowlitz River.

Kay, as she was known, loved the outdoors, horses and camping. She was thoughtful, kind, spiritual and loving.

She is survived by her mother, Geraldine (Updike) Desmarais; her common law spouse, Gary Cox; two sisters, Shaina Mohme of Longview and Carol Walker of Portland; a son, Jesse Cox of Bonney Lake, Wash.; two daughters, Jaime Cox-Cooke of Gold Bar, Wash., and Barbie Sawyer of Longview; and her grandchildren.

Kay was preceded in death by her father, Lyle Sellards; and her husband, John Sawyer.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the family to help with expenses: Jaime Cox P.O. Box 164 Goldbar, WA 98251.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.