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Alton Jack Cathey

Alton Jack Cathey passed away on December 21, 2018, in Las Vegas, NV at the age of 88. He was born June 13, 1930, in Rillito, Arizona, the 10th child of Albert J. Cathey and Laura M. Cathey. He was preceded in death by all his siblings. He is survived by wife, Carol, sons Steven Cathey and Doug Cathey, daughter in law Michelle Cathey, stepson Brad Zentmyer, stepdaughter Julia Zentmyer, grandsons Nick Cathey and wife Francine, Scott Cathey and wife Cassie, and Evan Tafralian, granddaughters Marissa Cathey, Makenzie Tafralian and four great grandchildren. He served in the Air Force as a flight engineer during the Korean War. Jack was a graduate of ASU and began his professional career as a high school choral director at Westwood High School in Mesa, Arizona. He continued his musical life as director and/or soloist for church choirs and community chorales in Mesa, Prescott, Flagstaff and Las Vegas. He became Dean of Students at Prescott College and later Assistant Dean of Admissions and Records at Northern Arizona University. In 1985 he transitioned into full-time counselling as a Marriage and Family Therapist until retirement. Donations may be made to the Foundation to Assist Young Musicians at

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