Cathie Prince, 68, died, Aug. 31, 2012, at her home in Sonoma, after a long illness.
Cathie Prince was born in Prescott, Ariz., in 1944. A true baby boomer, her parents, Marjorie J. and Richard C. Prince, were newly married when he went to war. Cathie grew up in the Bay Area, mostly in Orinda, and graduated from Miramonte High School. In high school she was “boy crazy” and her dad would get mad at the many phone calls she would get during dinner time. She traveled to India with her parents and four younger siblings in 1964, and had a grand time with her many “expat” friends and enjoyed her roles as an “American Dancing Girl” in several Bollywood movies (before it was called Bollywood!). Her dances can still be seen on Youtube! When Cathie came back to the States, she met and married Tom Moody, the father of her daughter, Nici Moody. Later she married Donald Limas and had her son, Donald (Donnie) Richard Limas.
She enjoyed traveling; Carmel By The Sea; gardening (she had a green thumb); she had a particular knack for decorating interior spaces to make them feel cozy and lovely; she was an amazing cook; she gave beautifully wrapped Christmas presents; she loved animals – especially kitties; she had dear, long term friends and neighbors; she had fun dancing; listening to music; entertaining; camping; she loved her children and her very large family.
Cathie worked in the medical field most of her adult life. She worked for years at Sonoma Valley Hospital, then at SVH’s Home Care for many more. She will be remembered for her sweetness, love of a good time, and hilarious laughter.
She was cared for by her children as she became too sick to care for herself. She is survived by her children, Nici Boyle (Jason) and Donnie Limas (Adriana); her siblings, Bill, Dick (Linda), Ron (Jane) and Caryn (Doug Bates); many nieces and nephew