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Cathie Carol Cottee Molli was born on April 18, 1956 in Newport News, Va., to John T. Cottee Jr. and Margaret Faye Cottee. She entered into rest on May 13, 2015.

She was the oldest of four siblings. Cathie is survived by her husband Kevin Molli; daughters, Amanda Molli and Stefanie Lovejoy; sister, Lynn Llewellyn; brothers, Al Cottee and wife Punkie Cottee, and Randy Cottee and wife Paula Dunston-Cottee; nieces and nephews, John Cottee, Melissa Cottee-Reagan, Lauren Dwyer, Laura Cottee-Bowen, Daniel Llewelyn, and Austin Cottee.

Cathie graduated from Gloucester High School in 1974 where she was actively involved in theater and music. Cathie went on to receive a Diploma of Nursing at Riverside Hospital School of Nursing in 1978 and a Bachelor of Sciences in Nursing at Northern Michigan in 1984. Cathie joined the Traveling Nurses Corps in California where she met her future husband, Kevin. She became a military spouse when they married on May 23, 1981 at the Lake Tahoe Wedding Chapel in Nevada. Following their wedding, they were stationed at K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base in Marquette, Mich. Kevin’s military career sent him and Cathie around the country. They were stationed at Fort Worth, Texas, where they had their first child, Amanda. Three years later they had their second child, Stefanie. They came to Nebraska in 1990 when they were stationed at Offutt Air Force Base and called Papillion their home.

Cathie held nursing jobs at Bellevue Public Schools and at Midwest Dermatology in Omaha. She later joined TriWest Healthcare Alliance, where she worked for 15 years. Her last position was with United HealthCare Military & Veterans at the Ehrling Bergquist Clinic, which she held until March 2015.

Cathie was well known for her kindness, compassion and willingness to serve. She participated in Special Olympics with her daughter Amanda, and competed in bowling and softball tournaments. Cathie was also passionate about music. She participated in choirs in college and sang with the Offuttaires. Her favorite place to sing was at church and she shared her talents with the choir at St. Mary’s. In addition to the choir, she was a cantor and provided music for the children’s liturgy during mass. Cathie also had a creative flair, whether it was quilting, crafting, decorating, woodworking, or completing renovation projects, she was constantly busy and on the go.

Cathie believed that each day is a gift from God and that we should live our lives in service to others. She exemplified this through her work and her caring heart. Her energy and smile were infectious, and she could light up a room with her wit and positivity. Cathie was a beloved wife, mother, friend, and co-worker, and will be missed by all who knew her, but her spirit will live on through our fond memories.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held May 16, 2015 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Bellevue, Neb., conducted by Fr. Mark Bridgman. Interment followed in St. John’s Cemetery, Bellevue.