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(January 12, 1933 – May 26, 2016)

Catherine was born January 12, 1933 in Breckenridge, MI to Hartley and Eunice Thrush. She married Archie M. Wellman Jr. on June 18, 1949. After traveling this temporary world extensively with Archie, she has traveled to her final destination, her beautiful eternal home with her Lord and Savior on May 26, 2016.Catherine was a devoted, loving wife, mother, mother in law, sister and friend. She enjoyed her flower gardens and visits from family members, friends and acquaintances from her travels. Catherine is survived by husband and soul mate, Archie of 67 years, two sons, Steven and Bonnie Wellman of Sanford, MI and Randall and Sueanne Wellman of Conroe, TX, one daughter, Barbara and Barry Dice of Sanford, MI, sisters, Dorothy and Lester Spangler, Mary Lou Helm and Sharon and Dennis Spangler, brothers, Warren and Lilah Thrush and Robert Thrush, 6 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 10 great great grandchildren.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Richard, Joseph and Stanley Thrush.A special thank you to the hospice team who gave our mother such tender care.Per Catherine?ÇÖs wishes there will be a private, family only service. Family services will be held on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. the Rev. Lisa Cook will officiate with burial in Sanford Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Pardee Cancer Fund or charitable foundation of choice. On Line condolences can be left at smithminer.com.