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Catherine (Cathy) Rainer

July 21, 1944 — June 18, 2022

Alpine, Texas

Catherine (Cathy) Louise Rainer left this world on June 18, 2022, to be with our Lord surrounded by her loved ones.  Cathy was born on July 21, 1944, to John Larkin and Jennel Scott in El Paso, Texas.  She graduated from Ysleta High School in 1962.  She married Robert Rainer of El Paso, four children were born to the couple (Melody Rainer of Capitan, NM; Texas Rainer Temple (James D. Temple) of Alpine, TX; RaeLee Rainer Hopkins (Henry Hopkins) of Caballo, NM; Robert D. Rainer, Jr. (Kdee Rainer) of Livingston, TX).

She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Sul Ross State University in April 2011.  Cathy owned and managed several large trucking companies throughout her prime and eventually retired to Alpine, TX.  All who knew her knew she was a force to be reckoned with. She loved with all she had and would do everything she could to help someone.  She lived life large, loved her family, and never met a stranger.

She is preceded in death by her parents, sisters, and husband Robert.  She is survived by two brothers, four children, sixteen grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews that she loved so much.

Her passions included her family, painting, gardening, and listening/dancing to music.  She was a pillar in her own world and remained her beautiful self until the moment she left this world.

A celebration of life will be held in her honor in Alpine at the American Legion on August 4, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.  There will also be a casting ceremony and reception in Truth or Consequences, NM on August 6, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.

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Services have been entrusted to Alpine Memorial Funeral Home in Alpine, Texas.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Starts at 6:00 pm (Central time)

American Legion Family (American Legion Hall)


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