Catherine Jeanette Medina
August 8, 1928 - January 6, 2018
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Sacred Heart Catholic Church
1302 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550
Friday 1/12, 10:30 am

Rosary at 10:00 AM.

Cemetery
Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery
Friday 1/12, 12:00 pm

Catherine Jeanette Medina, 89, died January 6, 2018. Catherine, also affectionately known as “Tootie” by her family and friends, was born in Galveston, Texas, on August 8, 1928, to Fred John Gorzell and Emma Dylla Gorzell.  Catherine attended grammar school at Sacred Heart Catholic School in Galveston.  She graduated from Ursuline Academy for Girls in…

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Cheryl Marie Wilson left a message on January 11, 2018:
My fondest memory of Tootie was that any visit to her home was a party! Everyone was welcome and she was always urging us to relax and eat. From the time I was small and throughout my adult life, Tootie was always like that. She filled my life with memories and, because my Mother died young and they were so close in age, she kept my Mother alive for me by telling stories of when they worked at the airfield in Galveston during WWII. They were both very beautiful and the young airmen would take them dancing at the Pleasure Pier, where they danced to the Dorsey bands, Frank Sinatra and many others of the day. I can just imagine how they'd "swing." I will miss her and her memories so very much. She was my surrogate Mother and I am so thankful for every precious moment she gave to me and to my family.
Vicki Black left a message on January 11, 2018:
Our Aunt Tootie was one of the most fun-loving, family-oriented, life-embracing people I've ever known. She was thoroughly non-judgmental, all-loving, all-accepting and will remain a role model for compassion and kindness for all of us and to me, personally. She connected our family to our past, and had tremendous humor with the changing of times; she always was curious and optimistic about the future. Need a laugh? She could be counted on; need some perspective on a challenge? Yep, Aunt Tootie could give it. She was ever-generous and ever-young at heart. We will miss her immeasurably. Vicki
Alyssa Knebel Howard left a message on January 10, 2018:
My deepest sympathy on your Mother's passing.
Karen Knebel left a message on January 9, 2018:
My condolences to the Medina Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Malloy Funerals & Cremations left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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