Catherine Traynham

Catherine Traynham, 93, of Leavenworth, formerly of Simpsonville, S.C., died, Sunday, March 11, 2018, at Homestead Assisted Living in Leavenworth. She was born Jan. 4, 1925, in Pelzer, S.C., the daughter of John Calvin and Lizzie Thomas Browning.

Catherine Traynham

On October 12, 1942, Catherine married Wister B. Traynham in Greenville, S.C. He preceded her in death in 2012. Catherine was also preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and four brothers.

She is survived by one sister, Doris Simmons of Greenwood, S.C.; two sons, William B. Traynham (Pixie) and Jerry W. Traynham (Maria); two grandsons, two granddaughters; one step grandson and granddaughter; eight great-grandchildren and four step great grandchildren.

She was first and foremost a mother, a lifetime homemaker, enjoyed collecting antiques, and working puzzles with family.

A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, March 16, 2018, at Leavenworth National Cemetery.