Catherine Nixon Wyant, 88

Catherine Nixon Wyant, 88, formerly of Chesapeake, Va., passed away on July 23, 2010, at the home of her daughter, Joy W. Boone, in Lewes.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl R. Wyant, and her brother, Curtis R. Nixon Jr. She is survived by her son, Taylor R. Wyant; daughter, Joy W. Boone; brother, Howard E. Nixon; grandchildren, Michael E. Wyant, Andrea and Paul Caswell, and Karen and Steven Lones; six great-grandchildren, and 11 of her “other children,” who referred to her as “Mother Catherine.”

A gravesite memorial service was scheduled for Tuesday, July 27, 2010, at Henlopen Memorial Park in Milton, Del.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Sussex County SPCA; 22918 Dupont Highway; Georgetown, DE 19947.