Posted By:Charlene Reinhart
Subject:Lelia Cathern Reinhart nee Atwell (1924-2011) MI and Modesto, CA
Post Date:August 25, 2011 at 18:17:31
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Lelia Cathern Reinhart
July 10,1924- Aug. 16, 2011
Lelia Cathern Reinhart was born on July 10, 1924 in Detriot, Michigan to Everett and Nora Atwell. She moved to Missouri at the age of three and then to California in 1935. She resided in Ceres and graduated from Ceres High School in 1944. She met the love of her life, Carl Reinhart, while in high school. They recently celebrated 65 years of marriage.
As a child her favorite memories were camping with her family and spending time with cousins. Singing was a vital part of her life starting at a very young age. She also enjoyed basketball and baseball. She became a Christian at the age of 12. In her teenage years summer time found her working at the cannery.
Her married life centered around the farm where there was a working dairy and then eventually harvesting crops of grapes, almonds and walnuts. Her most memorabe times were fishing and camping with her family.
After the farm was sold and upon retirement a big move was made in to town. Retirement years were filled with traveling and spending time with friends at church.
Cathern was preceded in death by her parents, three siblings, Raymond Atwell, Harold (Roberta) Atwell and Eileen Walden. She is survived by her husband, Carl, three daughters, Charlotte (Ron) Carpenter, Carleen (David) Barton, Cynthia(Joe) Atkerson, 7 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.
The love and support of her caregivers, daughters Charlotte and Carleen and her husband, Carl, was a comfort and blessing in her life.
The family will have a private interment followed by a public Memorial Service on Monday, August 22, at 11 A.M., at Shelter Cove Community Church (4242 Coffee Rd., Modesto). Visitation will be held at Salas Brothers on Sunday, August 21, from 4 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Community Hospice or Shelter Cove Community Church.

Published in the Modesto Bee on August 19, 2011