Cathy Regina Blanton-Owens was born into this world in Denver, Colorado on December 28, 1961. She was the third child born from the union of Lester & Ophelia Blanton. She is survived by her siblings, eldest, brother Kenneth Blanton, older sister Genea Miller, and youngest sister Debra Dorsey. She was proceeded in death by her Father Lester Blanton, Nephew Ren Wells, and Mother Ophelia Blanton.
In Cathy’s early childhood, she played with her siblings and neighborhood kids. The Blanton Home was where everyone in the neighborhood was welcome. This community was one big village full of love, where all the children lived as one big family.
Because of Cathy’s bond with music, she sang in her church choir and with friends, she also danced and was the life of her own party. She grew friendships with some of the neighborhood kids that blossomed into relationships and eventually lead to her union and her 1st marriage to Roger Murphy, the father of her two daughters, Dominique and Danielle Murphy.
Cathy was a graduate of John F. Kennedy High School and Concord Medical School. She worked various positions, such as Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood, to Cargo Batteries, private home cleaning, and personal homecare. Even while working she made time for hobbies like sewing, knitting, braiding hair, playing cards, hanging out with old and new friends, having ice cream socials with her girls, and loving on her nieces (Michelle Miller, Destini Decker and Elizabeth Darcy and nephews (Ren Wells(deceased)) and Christopher Miller). Over the years she began to suffer from rheumatoid arthritis and other health issues, making it difficult for her to work.
In October of 2009, she was able to live in her intended potential; she found her purpose in taking care of and loving others, her grandchildren, and ultimately caring for her mother. She found love with her lifetime partner, Thomas “Roc” Golden, where she accepted his children and grandchildren as her own, making Camden, Arkansas their home.
Cathy always found new ways to stay busy, whether it was playing solitaire and phone games like color by numbers for hours or watching her favorite TV programs, executing dinner between commercials, and date nights with her husband. No matter what she did she showed her talent to make any house a home.
Cathy suffered greatly, yet she smiled and hardly showed any sign of pain, despite the many medical procedures and weekly dialysis treatments, she was truly a testament of strength, courage, a great sense of humor, and wisdom. She made the decision to have an aggressive surgery in hopes to continue life in this world. Cathy lost her battle to Endocarditis on Monday April 12th, surrounded by loved ones. God Had the final say and she will be missed greatly by all who grew to love her infectious smile and Hospitality.
Cathy had a powerful way of helping people and embracing others, gifting them to embrace their flaws because she accepted and knew who she was. She made it easy to love her and in return to love yourself all the more. Her pure loving legacy is now left to her 6 children (Dominique Murphy (Nikki), Danielle Murphy(Dani), Lareka Madison, Ayesha Golden Muse, Rocquille Golden(Roc), Shaquille Golden(Shay) and 12 grandchildren (Jalen Seaman, Jordan Seaman, Zoe Seaman, Bryson Seaman, Liam Hunte, Devin Malcom, Brittney Malcolm, Brianna Madison, Kayla Muse, Amia Muse, Jaylen Muse, Kaliyha Golden, Kalise Golden, Kai Golden, and Roman Golden), all of whom will miss her dearly.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, April 16, 2021 at New Hope Baptist Church in Mt. Holly, Arkansas with Rev. Jerry Miller, officiating,