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 1945. Upon graduation, Catherine was employed by the U.S. Army Air Corp and later worked with the U.S. Department of Agriculture for twenty-six years. Catherine devoted her life to her husband of fifty-six years, to her family, and to her faith. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ambrose, her parents, her sister, Rose Marie Black, and her brother, Fred Gorzell. Catherine is survived by three children, six grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and a sister.
Services will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Galveston, Texas, on Friday, January 12, 2018. A Rosary will be recited at 10:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be at Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery in Dickinson, Texas, immediately following the Mass.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to the Shrine of the True Cross Building Fund, P.O. Box 687, Dickinson, Texas 77539.
We would like to express our deepest appreciation for the kindness and compassion of all those who cared for Catherine at UTMB in Dickinson and Galveston.
The world was a richer place because of you, Tootie. We will greatly miss your sparkling personality, clever sense of humor, tenacious resolve and the unconditional love with which you treated us all.