Catharine Bell Wetteroth died in Maryland on June 25, 2013 at the age of 33 from lung adenocarcinoma, an aggressive kind of non-smokers lung cancer. She was only aware of being sick for two months.
Catharine was born at home in Astoria, Oregon, but grew up in Celo, North Carolina. She attended Arthur Morgan School for junior high school, and was a graduate of Sandy Spring Friends School and Hampshire College.
Catharine was working at Montgomery College as an Instructional Assistant in the Writing and Reading Center. She was looking forward to starting graduate studies at the Oriental Institute of Oxford University in the fall.
In high school, college, and after, she was quite involved in Quaker activities with Baltimore Yearly Meeting Young Friends and Young Adult Friends and at Friends General Conference. She served on the FGC Central Committee and the Board of Friends Journal.
She was always pleased with the fact that she never had a driver’s license or bought a car. She did have a license to operate a motor boat, which she very much enjoyed doing at the family summer cabin in Ontario. She learned to sail with DC Sail.
Catharine enjoyed writing fiction and participated in a number of on-line communities. For several years she participated as a screen writer in the 48 Hour Film Festival. She was a bold solo traveler, and in recent years visited New Zealand, Puerto Rico, and Florida.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, July 14, 2013 at 2:30pm at Bethesda Friends Meeting, 5100 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814.