Catherine Sophia Van Der Woude, 83, died Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at home. Born July 29, 1936, she was a daughter of the late William Joseph and Sophia Catherine (Koziol) Noga.
She is survived by her daughters, Janie Minton, Karen Van Der Woude Privette, and Nancy Van Der Woude Clark; son, Jim Van Der Woude and his wife Paige; sister, Michaeline Popolow and her husband Dr. Michael Popolow; grandchildren, H.R. Privette and his wife Cheryl, Randy Privette and his wife Shannon, Katie Allen, Jessica Minton, Ashley Clark, Lauren Van Der Woude and her fiancée Jake Kusz, Austin Van Der Woude, and Nicholas Van Der Woude; great-grandchildren, John Henry Privette, Chase Privette, Hailey Roberts, Drake Allen, and Seth Allen. She was preceded in death by her grandson, Kristopher Privette and two sisters, Irene Temple and Virginia Noga.
Catherine celebrated her Polish heritage and fully embraced the Italian heritage of her husband, Gus. She raised her four children in a home full of love, humor and kindness. She was known for pouring her whole soul into her children and grandchildren. She was also extremely close and shared a very special relationship with her sisters, Michaeline and Irene. Catherine’s long career included working for the F.B.I., being a kindergarten teacher, a music teacher, professional pianist and working in the customer service department at Belk’s.
Catherine’s legacy will live on in the way she taught her children and grandchildren to be loving, kind, forgiving, respectful and to always recycle. She loved to vacation with her family in Siesta Key and Disney and was an avid card player and fan of Fox News. Catherine’s memory will always live on through her many friends and family whose lives she always made a little brighter with her kindness, generosity, sense of humor and her beautiful quick smile.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at 1:00 PM on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach. The family will receive friends on Friday, October 18 from 6:00-7:30 PM at McMillan-Small Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her name to Ronald McDonald House Charities Inc., 26345 Network Place, Chicago, IL 60673-1263 or St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
An online guestbook is available at the tab above.