Catherine Rae Batt Barrett

Posted: Friday, January 06, 2006

Juneau resident Catherine Rae Batt Barrett, 54, died Jan. 2, 2006, at her family home from breast cancer.

She was born to Lois Lanouette Batt and Marvin Batt on Nov. 10, 1951, in Billings, Mont. She attended elementary and high school in Billings and graduated in 1974 from the University of Montana in Missoula.

She moved in 1974 to Juneau, where she began her 30-year career as a certified public accountant. She married Peter Paul Barrett on Oct. 15, 1977. Her employers included Dyer and Funk CPAs; Elgie, Rehfeld, Mertz and Barrett, CPAs; and Logan General Tax Practice. She was involved with many nonprofit organizations including the Bartlett Foundation, Pioneer Home Foundation and Gastineau Humane Society. She was active in the Juneau Rotary and in December her contributions were formally recognized when she was made an honorary member. She was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Parish in Juneau.

She was preceded in death by her father, Marvin; and her grandparents, Katherine and Henry Batt and Elizabeth and James Lanouette.

Cathy is survived by her husband, Paul; her daughters, Kristen and Elizabeth of Juneau; her mother, Lois Lanouette Batt of Billings, Mont.; her sisters, Karen (Paul) Hawkins of Spokane, Wash., and Kelly (Doug Craig) Batt of Billings, Mont.; and her brother, Jim (Mary) Batt of Midland, Mich.

In accordance with her wishes, she has been cremated. A private memorial service is planned. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the nonprofit organizations she supported or to Juneau Hospice. Alaskan Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements. Friends are welcome to sign the online guest book and leave condolences at

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