Catherine (Cathy) Lynn (Crouse) Schutz

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Catherine (Cathy) Lynn (Crouse) Schutz, 38, was born Sept. 30, 1981, in Durango, Colo., to Steve and Sydney Crouse. Cathy passed away on May 28. 

Cathy graduated from Pagosa Springs High School in 2000 and attended the Culinary Arts Institute in Scottsdale, Ariz. 

Cathy married Adam Schutz on Dec. 7, 2011. Cathy and Adam lived in Colorado, Texas, Oregon, Montana and Nebraska. Cathy made so many friends along the way. Adam, Chase and Maci were her life. She loved being a mom and wife. 

And, that girl could cook! Her dad, Steve, taught her to can, which just added to the wonders that came out of her kitchen. She had so many specialties that you just can’t name them all! Cathy was a representative for Pampered Chef and Tupperware, which allowed her to work in the field that was her passion. 

Cathy is survived by her husband, Adam; son Chase; daughter Maci; parents Steve and Sydney Crouse; brothers Randy and Stephen; many nieces, nephews and dear friends. Adam will take Cathy to her final resting place at Banded Peaks and Elephant Rock where she, Chase and Adam fell in love. Maci joined the family in Oregon to make their family complete. 

Cathy loved her early morning coffee so everyone is invited to have coffee with Cathy at the end of County Road 382, also known as Navajo River Road, in Chromo, Colo., on June 6 at 9 a.m.