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AUGUSTA AND HOULTON - Catherine L. (Kelley) Ivey, 64, died June 21, 2014, in Auburn after a brief illness. She was born in Houlton on February 11, 1950, the daughter of Donald and Mae (Tomah) Kelley.

Catherine worked many years for the State of Maine, retiring in 2012. She was a tribal member of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians. She loved working in her flower gardens, and spending time with her beloved grandchildren Parker and Madisan. Catherine will be remembered for her selfless nature and beautiful smile. She had a heart of gold when it came to caring and loving her many "kitties", especially Marmalade, and her two dogs, Milo and Otie.

She is survived by her husband Steven Ivey, a son, Michael Shea and his wife Anna, grandchildren, Parker and Madisan Shea, all of Augusta, Stepchildren, Steve Green, Elizabeth Ivey-Heddinger and her husband Rusty, Samuel Ivey and his wife Tina, Step grandchildren, Steven Green, Ryan and Holly Heddinger, Matteya Ivey, Samuel and Caleb Ivey. Two brothers, Patrick Kelley and Michael Kelley and his wife, Janice of Houlton, sisters, Holly Lachance and her husband, Gary of Lewiston, Rosemary Ivey and her companion, Terry Noonan of Littleton, Maureen Turnbull and her husband, John of Westbrook, Heidi Kelley of Houlton, and Jennifer Kelley of Saco. One Uncle, Bill Tomah, and two Aunts, Deborah Tomah Atwin and Joyce Tomah, nieces and nephews, Jamie Kelley-Martinez, Tara Pullen, Darren Kelley, Jason Lachance, Melissa Ayub, Daniel Hiscoe, Ted Ivey, Jr., Julie Ivey, Sacha and Afton Turnbull, several great nieces and nephews, and special a friend Jami Brown. She was predeceased by her parents and two children, Kelley and Larry Shea.

Family and friends may visit 7-9 p.m. Friday, June 27, 2014 at Dunn Funeral Home where a service honoring Catherine's life will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, June 28, 2014 with Rev. David Tuttle officiating. Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Catherine's son Michael Shea, care of Dunn Funeral Home, 11 Park Street, Houlton, ME 04730.
Published on  June 26, 2014
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