Funeral Services Celebrating the Life of Mrs. Catherine Dunham Nowlin, 86, of West Monroe, LA will be held at 3:00 P.M. Thursday, March 24, 2022, in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, LA with Pastor Kevin Bates officiating. Interment will follow in the Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery in Monroe, LA.
Mrs. Nowlin was born on August 5,1935 and passed away on March 20, 2022. In her forties, she wanted to reinvent herself by going to college and becoming a LPN. A short time later, she became a RN working in the major hospitals in Monroe and West Monroe. Later on, she worked for State Farm as an Occupational Health Nurse, where she retired. Mrs. Nowlin is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Susie Estelle Dunham; sister, Louise Ryals; brothers, James Amos, Earl Amos, and Bobby Dunham; and her husband, Jimmy Nowlin.
Survivors include her children, Doug Stewart and wife, Polly, Pam Stewart, Cathy Masoner and husband, Johnny, Ellen Murray and husband, Jim, and Rob Stewart and wife, Nikki; fifteen grandchildren; twenty great grandchildren; and her sister, Jennifer Dunham.
Mrs. Nowlin’s grandsons will serve as pallbearers, Brandon Stewart, Kyle Florentine, Brody Abraham, Landyn Masoner, Connor Murray, Jacob Stewart, Samuel Stewart, Aaron Stewart, Caleb Masoner and Devin Masoner.
Visitation will be held from 12:30 P.M. until 3:00 P.M. on Thursday, March 24, 2022.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.
The family would like to give a special thank you to Rosemont Assisted Living and Elara Hospice Care for the compassion and guidance along this difficult path.
In a letter written to her children when she found out her diagnosis of Alzheimer’s she wrote, “My life has always revolved around you- my children. As each one of you made your entrance into my world, you will never know how happy you made me. And all the growing up years, with all of you, was so special and so much fun.” We never had any doubt that she loved us. She was always excited to see us and never wanting us to go, she knew how to make us feel welcomed and loved. Her expressions of love will be missed.