In Memory

Catherine L. Devita (Tye)

Catherine L. Devita (Tye)


Catherine Lee Tye, 58, passed away at Queen of the Valley Medical Center on July 30, 2010. A lifelong resident of Napa she was born on July 31, 1951, to Leo and Marie DeVita.

She graduated from Napa High School in 1969. Catherine was a hairdresser for 13 years. Then she went to work for Vallerga’s Markets for 25 years as a clerk. After she retired from Vallerga’s she started a catering business called “Tye It Together.” As hobbies she liked to travel and entertain people. Catherine was a member of the Retail Clerks Union and the Napa Valley Country Club.

She is survived by her son, Michael Roberts; her mother, Marie DeVita; her sister, Gail Martin and her husband, Philip; a niece, Lisa Adams; and a grandson, Andrew Roberts, all of Napa. She was preceded in death by her father, Leo Devita.

“Remember me with smiles and laughter for that is how I will remember all of you. If you remember me with tears then don’t remember me at all.”

A memorial service for Catherine will be held Friday, Aug. 6 at 2 p.m., at the Claffey and Rota Funeral Home, 1975 Main St., in Napa. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1031 Jefferson St., in Napa. Condolences to the family may be sent to

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08/03/10 03:55 PM #1    

Chrys Garello (Brown)


I'm so sorry to hear of Cathy's passing.  She and I shared many classes together and she was such a sweet person!  It seemed like I never had a pen or pencil and before I even had to ask she was offering one to me.  This happened a lot and eventually became a joke between us.  May God bless her and keep her and may she be in pain no more. 

Hugs Cathy....Chrys Garello Brown

08/03/10 09:45 PM #2    

Mary L. Gatica

I've known  Cathy since  Westwood Elementary School (3rd grade), Ridgeview Jr. High (7th & 9th grade) & of course Napa High School. Cathy was a kind of person who always had a smile, warm heart & a great personality. Every time I return back to Napa, I always ran into Cathy @ Vallergas (Riverside or Redwood Plaza) & we would talk about school days. I will miss her very much, but my memories will keep her alive, for now she is in Gods hands.R I P...

Mary Gatica

08/27/10 02:09 AM #3    

Barbara D. Hamling (Elder)

Oh I can't express my sadness upon hearing of your passing Kathy . She was a long time friend and we shared many classes together ...
Kathy was always up beat even through her battle with breast cancer .her and I would joke about not having to fix her hair after cemo. And she was sure she had beat it. I will miss you dear Kathy you were so sweet and special. Keep a place for us as we will all be joining you all to soon.

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