Catherine Hunn, our fearless adventurer, left us too soon after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease on Sept. 24, 2017. She was born Oct. 28, 1946, in Detroit, Michigan, to Stanley Wrobel and Genevieve Skowronski Wrobel. She earned a teaching degree at Wayne State University, and then the spirit of the west called her to Utah, where she taught kindergarten and first grade until she retired.
The outdoors was Catherine’s passion, and her enthusiasm for outdoor adventure was unparalleled. Whether it was backpacking through the wilderness for days on end, sleeping in snow caves, training endlessly for marathons, or braving the rapids in a raft, Cathy was up for anything. She will be remembered for her fiercely independent spirit and her zest for life.
Cathy is survived by her daughter, Jessalynn Hunn, and brother, Bud Skowronski. She will live on always in the hearts of her family and many lifelong friends, and the many students whose lives she touched.
A funeral mass will be held Saturday, Oct. 21 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, 450 E. 2100 South, South Salt Lake, followed by a Celebration of Life at Trestle Tavern at 1 p.m., 1500 E. 1513 South, Salt Lake City. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association (alz.org).