Phyllis Catherine "Cathy Juntunen" Jaquish of Kingman passed away Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas. He was born July 1, 1948, in Hot Springs, S.D.
She was preceded in death by her father, Stanley Juntunen; mother, Iris Juntunen; and sister, Becky Polley. She leaves behind her son, Brad Nichols (wife Beverlee, daughter Iris); younger brother, Doug Juntunen (wife Francine, daughter Sara, son Landon); nieces Jennifer Wireman and Leora Penrod; and nephew Derek Penrod.
Other than her relationship with Jesus, she would say that her greatest accomplishment in life was raising her son. A woman of several careers, she was creative, yet grounded. She put art in every day life. Never meeting a stranger, she would give almost to a fault.
She will be remembered by the many hearts she touched and helped along the way. She expressed a desire for no funeral, so instead we are celebrating her life at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at Praise Chapel's multi-purpose room, 419 Harrison St., Kingman.