"Gracious" is the word I think of when I think of Catherine.
Catherine Hewins was a gentle, loving, sincere, funny and warm woman.
I first met Catherine on my Habitat for Humanity trip to India four years ago. Although we were in a group setting, there were plenty of times we spent one-on-one, getting to know each other.
During the trip, she shared her health situation with me and I was taken aback by her courage and strength and determination. She was strong and only focused on the work to be done there, helping others in need.
One of my best takeaways from the trip was my new friendship with such a special person as Catherine. She will be greatly missed but never forgotten.