Cathlene Miriam Hofheimer
Cathlene (Willis) Hofheimer passed away peacefully at home listening to hymns with family and friends. She was 89. Her love for the Lord is still reflected in her many drawings, paintings, and calligraphy (scriptures, etc..). She also had a natural gift of music - gently singing and playing hymns on her piano.
Cathy was born in Brockton, Mass. and received a BFA from Mass College of Art. Her first job was drafting for MIT, where she met her husband, Richard Westfield Hofheimer. His team was designing one of the early computers. (She would much later part ways and remain friends). Cathy raised her children - Richard Jr, Linda, and Wendy Francisco (Don) in Del Mar, CA. where she was active in swimming and tennis and was known for her sensitive portraits in charcoal, and oil. She eventually moved to Carlsbad and used her talents in a multitude of projects for the Church and in local art galleries - putting her whole self into everything she did. A highlight in her life was a trip to the Cotswolds, England, were she drew trees and sheep out in the meadow.
Cathy was always encouraging and inspiring to family (including her granddaughter, Annie Brooks), to children (she taught in churches, schools, camps, home...) and to everyone else she met with the joy of art, music, nature and God. We will miss her smile, humor, and all the fun!! She is now with her son, Richard. A private service has been arranged.