Cathlyn (Cathy) McClain Benoit, age 80, died peacefully on Wednesday, February 7, 2018.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Albert (Bert) Benoit and their two children, Lee Benoit and Ginger Benoit Savage (Robin).
She is also survived by her brother, Henry McClain (Norma). Also surviving are her grandchildren, Ellen Pantazis (Patrick), Emily Wignall (Nick), Marena Benoit, Wesley Benoit and great-grandchild, Anna Robin Wignall.
Cathlyn was born January 2,1938 in Waynesboro, VA yet she spent most of her childhood in Panama City, FL. She graduated from Bay County High School in 1956 and Florida State University in 1964 with a BS in Nursing. She worked as an RN in numerous capacities before teaching nursing at Gulf Coast State College and Chipola College.
She was a longtime member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Marianna, FL. She was also a lifelong avid horsewoman who adored trail riding in the mountains of North Carolina. Later in life, she loved her weekly get together with friends playing cards and dominoes.
A celebration of her life will be held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Marianna, FL on Saturday, February 17th at 11:00 am.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 4362 Lafayette Street, Marianna, FL 32446