Catherine Liddell Allen, 74, of Orange, passed away surrounded by her family on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 7, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Graveside services will follow at 3:30 p.m. at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Beaumont. Officiating will be the Rev. Tom Stephenson of First United Methodist Church.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., Friday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.
Catherine was born on Dec. 5, 1934, in Beaumont. She was the daughter of Dempsey Reagan and Julia (Touchstone) Liddell. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church and served on the Caring Ministry Committee. Catherine touched many lives in her lifetime. She was a retired Attendance Clerk for the West Orange Cove ISD and was a member of the Lutcher Theater Guild.
She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Joan Liddell Brewer.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Cecil Allen; son, Chris W. Allen and wife Annette; daughters, Donna Benefield and husband Richard, Cindy Reynolds and husband Craig, all of Orange; grandchildren, Katie Worthy and husband Tyler, Hillary Benefield, Jordan Allen, Aubrey Reynolds, Keely Benefield, Abby Reynolds; great-grandchildren Jacob and Carson Worthy; brother, John Liddell; and nephew David Devilbiss.
Serving as pallbearers will be Jordan Allen, Ricky Benefield, Craig Reynolds, David Devilbiss, Tyler Worthy and Clay Bourgeois. Honorary pallbearers will be Gene Allen, H.B. Lindsey, James Bauman and Dexter Bassinger.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund.