Eunice Faye Catrell

Birth: August 1st, 1929
Death: May 6th, 2018
Age: 88 years
Residence:Torch Lake

CATRELL, Eunice Faye - Of Torch Lake, age 88, died Sunday, May 6, 2018 at Angel Manor in Clio.


Funeral service will be held 11am Sunday, May 13, 2018 at the Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 West Hill Road, Flint,


Cremation will take place following the service.


Those desiring may make contributions to a charity of one’s choice or the Genesee County Humane Society.


Visitation 2-4pm and 6-8pm Saturday at the funeral home.


Eunice was born in Flint on August 1, 1929, the daughter of the late Henry and Beatrice (Cross) Valley. She was a graduate of Flint Central High School. On June 12, 1948, she married the love of her life, LeRoy Catrell and they celebrated 56 years of marriage. In the 1960’s she drove school bus for Carmen Ainsworth. Eunice was always proud of her bus driving years and always spoke fondly of them and her fellow bus drivers. Oh, the funny stories she could tell.


Along with LeRoy and her daughter Jill and Danny, she was former owner and operator of L’DaRu Lakeside Resort on Spider Lake from 1986-2000. Eunice enjoyed competitive square dancing and traveling. She was a member of Buttons and Bows, Shadow Casters and Advancers of Cadillac. She was a member of the Methodist Faith. Eunice was an accomplished piano player. Eunice was a member of a band playing in Traverse City and Fife Lake area. When friends and family got together you could always find Eunice at the keyboard playing the “Old Time” favorites and dad and everyone would be singing along, particularly, the “Beer Barrel Polka”. In her younger years she enjoyed camping, pontooning, snowmobiling, campfires and traveling. Eunice enjoyed taking her grandchildren on outings to Deer Acres, the family cabin and L’DaRu.


Surviving are twin sons, Terry S. (Gina) Catrell of Lake Isabella and Barry C. (Alyce) Catrell of Grand Blanc;


daughter, Jill F. (Danny) Rye of Rapid City;


sister, Gloria Harrington of Lake Havasu AZ;


grandchildren, Steve, Lindsey, Mike, Greg and Ron;


many great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.


She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.


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