In Memory

Cathy Bynon (Kronewitter)

Cathy Bynon Kronewitter, age 51, passed away at home in Everson on Wednesday, August 31, 2011. She was born August 15, 1960 in Wenatchee, WA to Elbert and Betty (Marsh) Bynon. She was a graduate of Bellingham High School. Cathy was an active member of the International Order of Job's Daughters, past Honored Queen, Bethel Guardian two times and member of Maple leaf Chapter #58, O.E.S. She was employed at Key Bank prior to joining Whatcom Land Title, where she worked for 12 years. She also was a homemaker and raised 3 children. She was preceded in death by her father, Elbert Bynon. Cathy is survived by her husband Bob, whom she married February 14, 1990; mother Betty Bynon; children Troy and wife Laura Kronewitter and their children Violet and Hazel of Newberg, OR; Becky and husband Shawn Thomas and their son Cameron of Eugene, OR; and Sarah, John and David Kronewitter of the family home; brother Ed Bynon and wife Valerie of Bellingham; Karl Bynon of Arizona; 2 brothers-in-law Jim and wife Jenny Kronewitter of Everett and Dennis and wife Denise Kronewitter of Everett; 3 sisters-in-law, Julie Knight of Ferndale; Cindy and husband Brian Croft of Granite Falls, and Maggie and husband John Belew of Mount Vernon; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

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08/27/14 11:43 AM #1    

Vanessa Thompson (Chitwood)

As several elementary schools mixed together at Shuksan middle school in the fall of 1972 Cathy and I were assisgned as locker partners.  That day began a lifelong friendship and throughout middle school and high school we were inseperable!

So many things about Cathy are worth mentioning...she was funny, loving, loyal and kind to name a few.  Our time in the band together was awesome - always competing for the first chair (or first five or so chairs) in the flute section, the really great Friday nights on the football field; trying to always remember who you are following so as not to mess up the cool band designs at halftime!  A few months before she went on to meet Jesus face to face we laughed about being called "Laverne and Shirley" at school (you know, the short one with dark hair and the tall one with brown hair and always up to something...)!

We were involved in each others weddings and Cathy had her first child the same summer I had my last.  She raised a great family.  Although her death was in God's perfect timing, it was far too soon for me and so many others.  Cathy was loved.

Vanessa Thompson Chitwood

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