> From: Lsandcdc@...
> Subject: Catherine's passing
> Dear friends:
> With grieving hearts we regret to inform you
> of the passing of Catherine de Camp
> Following is the obituary notice that will be
> published in various newspapers.
> Catherine Crook de Camp, teacher, author, and
> editor, born in New York City on November 6,
> 1907, greatly beloved wife of L. Sprague de
> Camp passed away quietly on April 9, 2000.
> Formerly a resident of Villanova,
> Pennsylvania, she and her husband have called
> Plano, Texas their home since 1989.
> Catherine is survived by Sprague, her husband
> of 60 years, her sons Lyman Sprague de Camp
> of Garland, Texas and Gerard Beekman de Camp
> of Dallas, Texas; grandchildren, Michael
> Rossman, Patricia Chalstrom, and Veronica de
> Camp; great grandchildren Nicholas Rossman
> and Samuel Rossman.
> Plans for a local memorial service will be
> announced. Catherine will be cremated and her
> final resting place will be at Arlington
> National Cemetery with her husband.
> Catherine graduated Magna Cum Laude from New
> York's Barnard College in 1933, where she
> received her Phi Beta Kappa key. She double
> majored in English and Economics, which
> proved to be a fitting preparation for a
> writer's wife. As a young graduate, she
> taught English and tutored students at
> private secondary schools in New York City,
> until her sister introduced her to her future
> In addition to co-writing and editing science
> fiction and nonfiction books with her writer
> husband, Sprague, she was an accomplished
> author in her own right. Her published works
> include: "The Money Tree", "Teach Your Child
> to Manage Money" and "Creatures of the
> A member of Science Fiction Writers of
> America, The Authors Guild, First Fandom and
> other distinguished organizations; Catherine
> was also a world traveler. She enjoyed
> attending numerous Science Fiction
> conventions with her husband, Sprague, until
> her declining health in recent years made
> that no longer possible.
> Her sister, Dorothy Crook Hazard of Chevy
> Chase, Maryland and brothers, Gerard Beekman
> Crook of Rochester, New York and Morgan Crook
> of New York City, preceded Catherine in
> Catherine Crook de Camp will be remembered
> for her warmth, charm and intelligence as she
> reached out to science fiction colleagues,
> friends and fans worldwide. She encouraged
> young people to read and enjoy science
> fiction, to respect the world in which they
> lived and to participate in the world around
> them. She especially enjoyed coaching
> beginning writers to excel in their work. She
> will be sorely missed.
> In lieu of flowers, the family requests
> donations to the Alzheimer's Association.