Dorothy Westerlage Cathcart

Dorothy Westerlage Cathcart

Beautiful Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and Friend, Dorothy met her heavenly reward on January 24, 2017 surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

Dorothy was born June 11, 1932 to Collis and Alberta Westerlage in La Marque. She met the love of her life, Robert Cathcart and was married on November 22, 1950 in La Marque where they raised their children, Linda, Vickie and Robert. They enjoyed traveling and their farm in Moulton, Texas, where family received numerous hours of enjoyment.

She was a charter member of First Christian Church of La Marque where she served faithfully in various capacities. Dorothy was very active in Community activities: Texas City/La Marque Chamber of Commerce and Sons of Herman: She was a proud member the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

Dorothy retired from College of the Mainland in 1993 after 26 years of service.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Cathcart; parents, Collis and Alberta Westerlage; and sister Doris White.
Dorothy is survived by her children, Linda Nickerson (Pat), Vickie Reed (Ronnie) and Robert Cathcart (Teresa). Grieving the loss of “MeeMaw” are Grandchildren are: Kristi Parker (Patrick), John Reed, Patrick Nickerson, (fiancée Tiffany Trahan), Tiffany Phillips (Kendre’), David Cathcart (Stephanie), Elizabeth Cathcart and Nathaniel Cathcart.

She also has sixteen great grandchildren: Eryn Parker, Allen Parker, Micah Parker, Belle Parker, Alexis Nickerson, Ashley Nickerson, Allyson Nickerson, Ciara Trahan, Breanne Nickerson, Hailey Phillips, Kenley Phillips, Trenton Phillips, Landon Phillips, Stephanie Reed, Cyrus Cathcart and Vivian Cathcart.

Visitation will be on Friday, January 27, 2017 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque. Funeral Service will be at 10:00am on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at First Christian Church 1204 Ross La Marque with Pastor Rex Teter officiating. Burial will follow at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery in Hitchcock, Texas.

Pallbearers will be David Cathcart, Nathaniel Cathcart, John Reed, Patrick Nickerson, Patrick Parker and Kendre’ Phillips. Honorary Pallbearers are Patrick Allen Parker and Micah Parker.

The family would like to thank Esperanza, Brianna, and Katie of A-Med Hospice for loving and compassionate care of our mother.

Family suggest memorials be made to First Christian Church of La Marque.


  1. I am so sorry to learn of Dorothy’s passing. She was a dear sweet Christian lady and friend. May God give her family comfort and peace at this difficult time, and in the days ahead. They will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    With my deepest sympathy,
    Sharion (Havard) Moore
    Henderson, NV

    Sharion (Havard) Moore
  2. O I’m so sorry for your loss but I know she is much happier in the presence of the LORD at this time.

    Julie Hertenberger
  3. I’m so very sorry for the loss of Ms Dorothy, She was such a sweet sweet Christian lady. I enjoyed talking with her before she became ill. I always loved seeing her in church when she was able to come. May God grant you, peace love and strength during the coming days and provide some comfort knowing she is free of pain and with our Father in heaven. God bless you.all , and may God be with each and everyone. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Karen Williams
  4. To all of Dorothy’s family, I am so sorry for your loss. Dorothy was such a kind and loving person. I enjoyed knowing her and becoming my friend. May God comfort each of you during this difficult time.
    In Christian Love,
    Rose Mary Smith

    ROSEMARY Smith
  5. I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of Mrs. Cathcart. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

    Cheryl, Billy and Joshua Selman

    Cheryl Selman
  6. Though there no words to ease your pain, remember that she is now in heaven, in Gods loving arms where she is now at peace. May you feel God’s comforting presence during this time of sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with you

    Beverly and Pat Rains

    Beverly Rains
  7. There are no words to express the sadness I feel now for your loss.  When the pain of death becomes overwhelming, we can turn to God in prayer.  The Bible tells us to “throw all of your anxieties on him, because he cares for you,” (1 Peter 5:7).  Take comfort in knowing that he loves us and that “one day he will wipe tears from our eyes, and that death will be no more,”(Isaiah 25:8). I hope this scripture gives you peace and endurance during this time of bereavement.

    T. Commander
  8. Such a sweet and caring lady

    Dorthy Filer
  9. We are thinking of your family and know how very much you miss Dorothy. She was a great lady!

    Donna & Dicky Stanley

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