Catherine Haberly Colby, 88, passed away peacefully at Haywood Regional Medical Center in Clyde, on Monday, July 15, 2019.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David R. Colby; and grandsons, Nicholas Colby Holmes and Swen Edward Groenhout.

Catherine is survived by two daughters, Patti Holmes and Kathy Groenhout; two sons, Michael and Stephen Colby; eight grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

In memory of Catherine, memorials are suggested to the following: Four Seasons Hospice, 571 S. Allen Road, Hendersonville, NC 28731 or The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, 28 West 44th Street, Suite 609, New York, NY 10036.

Smoky Mountain Cremations and Funeral Service of Clyde is caring for the family and the online register is available at

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