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Catherine Chamberlain

May 22, 1951 ~ January 30, 2016 (age 64)

Cathy Chamberlain

Salt Lake City, Utah

Catherine "Cathy" Chamberlain passed away January 30, 2016, in Salt Lake City of causes incident to her valiant battle with multiple myeloma. She was born in Richfield, Utah, May 22, 1951, the oldest child and only daughter of Ken and Jeannine Whittaker Chamberlain. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins surrounded her with love and attention.  A bright, determined and ambitious child grew into a bright, determined, and tireless disciple of Christ.

Cathy graduated from BYU with a degree in business education. For four decades she worked in the field of market research, much of it in the world of politics. This career began with Wirthlin Worldwide in Washington, D.C. where she served as vice president of political/public affairs research. When Ronald Reagan ran for president she quickly became involved in the process of designing and conducting studies for political races in the U.S. and abroad. She was responsible for two landmark studies on women and the gender gap, an area of study that served her well in future work for the LDS Church and various of its subsidiaries and companies.

Cathy owned and operated "Options", a nonprofit organization which hosted educational conferences. She was the owner and CEO of the research, strategy and communications firm "CTC, Inc." Her work included appointment as an adjunct professor at BYU; a director of research for the LDS Church History Department; managing director of research at Deseret Book, and subsequently at Bonneville Communications. Her quest was always to understand what motivates people to do what they do.  She was the pioneering force behind Time Out for Women events, owned by Deseret Book Co.

Cathy served on a multitude of boards, among which were: the National Advisory Council for BYU’s Marriott School of Management, Bonneville International, Southern Virginia University’s board of trustees, and the Arizona Congressional Award Council.

Her devotion to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was shown through her service as a full time missionary in Los Angeles, followed by a lifetime of callings. She served most recently, and with great power, as the stake Relief Society president of the Little Cottonwood Stake.

There was no demarcation between the social, secular and spiritual for Cathy. In every arena, she acted as a disciple of Christ reaching out to lift others through her work as well as through friendship. She believed in angels and welcomed their ministrations with reverence. She accepted the refining fire of her illness with immense courage and faith.

Cathy loved her family, counting her nieces and nephews and their children as her own. She will be sorely missed by her mother and extraordinary caregiver, Jeannine; her devoted brother Richard and sister-in-law Karen; her beloved nieces: Rochelle (Kelly) Crane, Elizabeth (Kent) Hulet, Nicole (Kevin) Jeffs, Melanie (Colton) Douglas, Kristin (Andrew) Briggs, Lisa (Josh) Thomas; nephew Michael; 22 great-nieces and nephews who love "Grandma Cathy" and her countless friends and associates, including those who ministered to her medical needs. She was preceded in death by her father.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, February 5, at 11:00 a.m. at the Little Cottonwood Stake Center, 1160 East Vine Street, with visitation from 9:00 until 10:30 a.m.

There will also be a funeral service in Richfield on February 13, 2016 at 12 Noon at the Richfield 9th Ward Chapel, 159 N 400 W, Richfield, with visitation from 10:00 until 11:30 am. Interment will be in the Richfield Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti.


 Service Information

Memorial Service
Friday
February 5, 2016

11:00 AM
Little Cottonwood Stake Center
1160 East Vine Street (1200 West)
Salt Lake City, Utah 84116

Visitation
Saturday
February 6, 2016

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Little Cottonwood Stake Center
1160 East Vine Street (1200 West)
Salt Lake City, Utah 84116

Visitation
Saturday
February 13, 2016

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Richfield 9th Ward
159 North 400 West
Richfield, Utah 84701

Funeral Service
Saturday
February 13, 2016

12:00 PM
Richfield 9th Ward
159 North 400 West
Richfield, Utah 84701


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