Cathy Sue (Parks) shot |  Madisonville Meteor

Cathy Sue (Parks) shot | Madisonville Meteor

Cathy Schott passed away at the age of 72 at her home near North Solch, Texas, on Tuesday, August 23, 2022, after a long battle with cancer.

Kathy was born in Tucson, Arizona to parents Charles De Parks and Anna Arvay on September 23, 1949.

When she was five years old, she and her family moved to Texas, eventually settling in Austin.

She graduated from Round Rock High School in 1968 and on August 17 of the same year, married her high school sweetheart, Jim Schutt. After marriage, Jim and Kathy moved to Killeen, Texas to attend Central Texas College and remained there until 1970 when Jim was drafted into the military. After Jim’s work period they returned to Austin. In 1977, they moved their family, then with two additions, to College Station, Texas to allow Jim to attend Texas A&M University. In 2000, Jim and Kathy, with children who had grown up and gone out on their own, moved to an area near North Zolch to a small piece of land where together they built their dream; small farm.

Kathy was a kind and loving person who put her family above all other concerns. We will always remember her for her beautiful and sincere smile.

She could sit for hours and patiently listen while her children or grandchildren recounted their day, their hopes, or their problems.

In the later stages of her illness, she stressed her love for her children and grandchildren and urged everyone to always keep the family close.

In addition to her family, Kathy has maintained a career throughout her working life. While in Austin, she worked as a district clerk for District Court 126 in Travis County, Texas before moving the family to College Station.

She then worked as an administrative secretary for the College Station School District before accepting a position in financial management at Texas A&M. She later joined the creation of the new Study Abroad program at Texas A&M and retired from there as Deputy Director in 2007.

After her retirement, Kathy pursued her biggest passion outside of the family… animals. Kathy has had a deep love for animals throughout her life. She has been a longtime member of the Humane Society and has supported various efforts to improve the welfare, rescue, and adoption of animals of all kinds. She kept a herd of Nigerian dwarf goats and was a member of local goat clubs. She exhibited her goats in the Goat District shows. Her cats and dogs (all stray animals that roamed her property) were joined by donkeys, goats, ducks, chickens, and cattle. Additionally, Cathy earned her license as a Texas Wildlife Rehabilitator bringing squirrels, rabbits, skunks, possums, raccoons, bobcats, songbirds, and even field mice into her herding pen. She maintained this frantic, much-loved effort until her health forced her to give up her passion. Kathy’s life is built around her family, James (Jim) her husband of 54 years; her son Nell, his wife Janice, and her two sons, Parker and Adam; Her daughter Wendy and husband Larry Isham and their children Elizabeth, Catherine and Colin, all from Brian/College Station. Cathy is also survived by her brother Bill Parks and his wife Sharon of Friendswood, Texas. and her sister Judy Garner of Port Lavaca, Texas; Together with many sons and daughters.

Cathy and her family would like to recognize the wonderful doctors and staff at St. Joseph Cancer Center, MD Anderson Hospital in Houston, and also Methodist Hospital in Houston, and thank them for their dedicated and passionate efforts that have been a great comfort to Kathy. Much appreciated by the family. We also greatly appreciate the help and empathy of the staff at Allumine Hospice.

A memorial service for Cathy will be held at the Memorial Funeral Chapel College Station. More information can be found at: https://www.dignitymemorial. com/ obituaries/ college-station-tx/ cathyschutt- 10899072.

In lieu of flowers, Kathy is asking for donations to be made to Paw and Claws Wildlife Rehab, College Station, Texas https://pawsandclawsrehab.wixsite. com/pawsandclawsrehab/donate.

Beautiful memories and expressions of sympathy can be shared at www. Memorial funeral. com for the SHOT family.

Arrangements from Chapel College Funeral Memorial Station, 2901 Texas Avenue South, College Station, TX 77845979-694-8615

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