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{ July 31, 1953 - January 6, 2019 }

      Catherine Irene Sands, of Opelika, Alabama, was born in Helena, Arkansas on July 31, 1953. She passed from this life at Bethany House on Sunday, January 6, 2019 at the age of 65. She was a member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church. She loved her grandchildren and spending time at the lake and the beach.

      She was preceded in death by her father, Henry S. Thompson; grandson, Michael Gage Keel. She is survived by her mother, Dorothy Thompson; daughters, Angela Hunt (Gary), and Jennifer Yates (Tim); brothers, Dee Sands, Bo Sands (Elaine); sister, Nancy Ward; grandchildren, Talon Yates, Peyton Keel, Taylor Yates, Fischer Keel, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other family members, and many close friends.

      Memorial service was held at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 2:00p.m. with Reverend Paul Ferrell officiating.

      Flowers and memorial contributions were accepted by Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 2506 Marvyn Parkway, Opelika, Alabama 36804.