It is with deep sadness and much love that we mourn the passing of Catherine Elizabeth (Hudgins) Buckingham, who passed away on September 13, 2022, while courageously battling cancer. She was born on January 7, 1956 in Bisbee, Arizona to parents Roy and Audrey Hudgins. She is survived by her beloved father, Roy Hudgins; brother Donald Hudgins (Pam); Sister Shelley Sedor; his daughter Vanessa Elizabeth Burnosky (Scott); granddaughter Avery Lyn Burnosky; nephew Jason Hudgins (Annette); great-nephew Carter Hudgins, as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins who loved him dearly. She has also enjoyed her career working alongside her colleagues at APS for over 20 years. Catherine was generous, loving and kind. She enjoyed spending time with her family and especially enjoyed her role as “Nana” to her granddaughter Avery, whom she proudly adored and wasted every chance she could. Her favorite time of year was Halloween. She loved the ocean, butterflies, antique clocks, carnations, old movies, and trips to California. Before she died, she said “Don’t worry about the little things, enjoy life!” Catherine will be sadly missed by all those she left behind. Our hearts are broken by this unexpected loss. Her family would like to give special thanks to the Hospice de la Vallée for their compassionate care during Catherine’s short stay. Friends and family can visit online at https://www.messingermortuary.com/obituary/Catherine-Buckingham to sign the book of memories and send condolences to the family. A private service will be held at the Hannon Family Cemetery, west of Bisbee, Arizona.
Posted on September 27, 2022
Posted in The Arizona Republic