Friday, Nov. 26, 2021
August 1, 1957 ~ November 14, 2021
Catherine (Cathy) Paiz was one of four children born to Maxine Pacheco and Julian Paiz on August 1, 1957. She died November 14 peacefully in her sleep at home. Cathy was raised in Helper.
Cathy was currently living in Millcreek. She had lived in Birmingham, Alabama; and Sacramento and Los Angeles, California, where she lived for a time with her beloved friend of more than 40 years, Yuriiko (Yudi) Hirsch.
Cathy attended Notre Dame Catholic School, Carbon High School and College of Eastern Utah. She received her associate degree from the College of Eastern Utah, her Bachelor of Business Administration from University of Phoenix and her MBA from there as well in 1999.
During her career, she was a director of marketing for KTVX, director of market research at KSL, station programmer at KCAL and KCET in California and advertising salesperson at the Cathedral of the Madeleine. Currently working as a research analyst for the Utah Department of Workforce Services. But the jobs that Cathy loved the most were being a teacher and later director of the religious education program and Girl Scout leader and director at the cathedral.
Cathy never married or had any children of her own, but all the children who went through her programs became hers! Cathy had such a love for the Cathedral of the Madeleine, not only the beautiful architecture of the building but the people she worked and gathered in communion with and served with. She was a Eucharistic minister and deeply loved her Catholic faith and tried to live by it in her life.
Cathy loved fishing, camping and in her youth, skiing with her cousin Joni, and playing softball. Cathy loved and was very good at wildlife photography as was evident through her pictures. She also volunteered at the Utah Symphony and Opera and Pioneer Theatre Company.
Her fur babies Juliet and Sophie were her everything as well as her cat “CAT” that she never got around to giving her a name!
Cathy is survived by brother Julian (Erin); nephews Cameron (Amanda), Garrett, Marcus (Sarah); nieces Elisha, Andrea, Nicole and Nick; many loving cousins and friends especially Yudi Hirsch, Elaine Kastler, Yolanda Bunderson and Maria Lundskog. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Debbie, brother Michael and sister-in-law Sondi.
A funeral Mass was celebrated November 23 at the Cathedral of the Madeleine. Committal, Price City Cemetery.