Preston Citizen, 02/18/13
BANIDA, IDAHO – Karla Fa Geddes Cattani, 77, passed away Feb. 17, 2013, at the family farm in Banida, Idaho, from injuries sustained in a snowmobiling accident. She was born Sept. 14, 1935, in Banida, Idaho, to W.S. Geddes and Vanona W. Geddes. She married Thomas S. Cattani on June 3, 1957, in the Logan LDS Temple.
She was passionate about life and teaching having taught in Logan and Provo, Utah, Oregon, and Preston, Idaho, where she touched the lives of so many of her students. She was a teacher who genuinely cared about the success of her students and wanted them to excel not only in school, but also in life. Her teaching career was punctuated with many awards including Idaho Teacher of the Year. She was an active member of the LDS Church having served in many stake and ward callings. She served church missions with her husband to Istanbul, Turkey; Atlanta; Temple Square; and Palmyra, New York, after retiring. She was active in the community and directed numerous productions and county events.
She is survived by her husband, Thomas S. Cattani, five sons and two daughters, Stephen (Janet), Eagle Mountain, Utah, Kathryn (Fred), Sierra Vista, Ariz., David (Julie), Alpine, Utah, Diann, Atlanta, Ga., Christopher (Nancy), Queens Creek, Ariz., Matthew (Tara), Tustin, Calif., Brent (Lori), Gilbert, Ariz.; 24 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Valene Geddes Flemmer, Salt Lake City, Utah, Cheryl Geddes Johnson, Provo, Utah, Joan Geddes (Mark) Hart; and one brother, Lynn S. Geddes (Carolyn), Orem, Utah. She is preceded in death by her parents and one brother, James S. Geddes.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at 12 noon in the Preston South Stake Center, 55 E. 100 S. in Preston with Bishop Alan Atkinson conducting. A viewing will be held on Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S. 800 E. in Preston and Saturday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the stake center. Interment will be in the Preston Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary.com