Cathalina Gordo Smith, 79, passed away peacefully and went to be with the Lord on February 14, 2021. Cathalina was born to the late Antonio Manuel Juana and Maria Rios Rueda on July 10, 1941 in Campanillas, Spain.
Cathalina’s love of family was her greatest gift from navy wife to loving mother, always proper and graceful, but with a sense of humor and a smile that would light up a room. That love extended to her grandchildren never missing an event and caring for them until preschool.
Cathalina is preceded in death by her parents, twin sister Carmina Dugan, older sister Maria Gordo Rios, her nephew Juan Roman Mayorga, and great niece Catrina Pope.
Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband of 53 years, William Mathew Smith; daughters,Kathy Smith Mcreynolds, Maria Foster (Keith) and Betty Kuehn. Her grandchildren, Hailey Foster, Madison Foster and Mason McReynolds; niece, Mary Jo Pope (Mark), great niece Carmenia Tissington (Josh); she also leaves behind many other extended family members and friends.
A visitation will be held on Sunday, February 28 at Altmeyer Funeral Home Southside Chapel (5033 Rouse Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23462) from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm. A memorial mass will take place Monday, March 1 at St Gregory the Great (5345 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23462) at 10:00 am. Burial will follow in procession to Albert G Horton, Jr. Veterans Memorial Cemetery (5310 Milners Rd, Suffolk, VA 23434). In Lieu of flowers you can make a donation to St. Judes Children’s Hospital in Catalina’s name: In Loving Memory of Catalina Smith
Date: Sunday, February 28, 2021
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Date: Monday, March 1, 2021
Time: 10:00 am
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