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Catherine Louise (Houser) Donlan, 94, of Hollidaysburg, died peacefully at home after many years of battling dementia. She was born in Bellwood, daughter of the late Daniel and Marian (Cramer) Houser.

She married Robert E. Donlan, who predeceased her in 2015.

Surviving are two daughters, Lou Ann Donlan (Linda) and Vicki Latoche (Michael), both of Hollidaysburg; six grandchildren: Nichole Grove and her daughter, Sophie, with whom she resided; Jessica Brennan (Chris); Mathew Leaper (Tammy); Carey Williams (Marty); Robert Donlan (Brigitte); and Brian Donlan (Melanie); 11 great-grandchildren; one sister, Judith Rarick; one daughter-in-law, Nancy Donlan; and family friend, Sandy Haller.

She was predeceased by one son, Randall Donlan; and one brother, Eugene Houser.

Louise graduated from Bellwood-Antis High School in 1946. She retired from Sears and Roebuck in 1985, where she worked in the catalog department.

She enjoyed golf, bowling, camping, and wintering in Florida. She shared many years of friendship as a member of the Sylvan Hills Ladies Golf Association and the Horseshoe Drifters Camping Club.

Louise was a devout Christian and a member of the former Frankstown Park Mission Church.

Taking care of her family was the most important part of Louise’s life. She shared her time caring for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Holidays were always special family events. Louise brought joy to all who knew and loved her. She will forever be in our hearts forever.

Special thanks to the team at Kindred Hospice for their care, compassion and support. Also, to all the workers who have cared for Louise over the past six years, especially her “best friend” Lindsey Shafer Lewis.

Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at Sorge Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., Hollidaysburg, where a funeral service will immediately follow at noon.

Private interment at New Canoe Creek Cemetery.


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