Catherine M. "Kay" Regier, homemaker, dies

Longtime Hereford resident was an active member of Mount Carmel United Methodist Church

  • Catherine Regier
Catherine Regier
May 24, 2011|By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun

Catherine M. "Kay" Regier, a homemaker and longtime Hereford resident, died Friday of renal failure at Sinai Hospital. She was 85.

Catherine Meedel, the daughter of a lumberyard owner and a homemaker, was born and raised in Blue Hill, Neb., where she graduated from high school.

During World War II, she studied at Hastings College in Hastings, Neb., while also working at the Hastings Naval Ammunition Depot.

After earning a bachelor's degree in business in 1947, she moved to Minneapolis when she took a job at Dayton's department store.

She was married in 1948 to her college sweetheart, Donald Regier. The couple lived in New York City before moving to Baltimore in 1949, when Dr. Regier, who taught music, joined the faculty of City College.

The couple moved to Hereford in 1953, where Mrs. Regier enjoyed gardening, sewing, cooking and entertaining. She also was a Baltimore County public school substitute teacher.

She was an active member of Mount Carmel United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Regier donated her body to the Anatomy Board of Maryland.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. June 25 at her church, Mount Carmel and Prettyboy Dam roads.

In addition to her husband, who retired in 1984 as supervisor of music for Baltimore County public schools, she is survived by two sons, Steven Regier of Trout Creek, Mont., and Rodney Regier of Freeport, Maine; three daughters, Lynne Gunning of Rodgers Forge, Ann Regier of Parkville and Suzanne Page of White Hall; and four grandchildren.

fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com

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