September 6, 1913 ~ February 10, 2007
Catherine Virginia Diggins
Born September 6, 1913 in Philadelphia, PA, Catherine Virginia Diggins passed away peacefully on February 10, 2007 in Torrance, CA at age 93. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Diggins, who passed away in 1995. Catherine is survived by her three daughters, Catherine (Samuel) Calabro, Mary Maloney, and Margaret Lohman; grandchildren, Michael, Kathleen, Lenore, Lawrence, Eugene, Nancy, Patrick, Catherine, Dawn, Carol, Roben and Brenda (deceased); 26 great-grandchildren; and 20 great-great grandchildren. Catherine raised her family in Marcus Hook, PA. An excellent swimmer, Catherine worked for the Viscose Co, in Marcus Hook, PA, where at the age of 16, she was a lifeguard at the company pool. During WWII, she contributed to the war effort by working at Congoleum Nairn, where she made parachutes and other military gear. She later worked at Alden Mills rug works. Moving to California in 1960, she worked for Continental Device and Teledyne Semi-conductors. She was a gifted seamstress and needle worker, embroidering and crocheting for most of her life. Catherine was a Lawrence Welk fan and a huge L.A. Lakers fan who watched every game, rooting especially for her favorite player, Luke Walton. Catherine was an animal lover who always had a dog by her side including Pal, Lucky, Tippy and Beaver. Graveside services were held at Riverside National Cemetery at 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday, February 21, 2007.
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