Alma May Caton Auld, of Gordon, PA, passed away on Monday, November 16, 2020 at Shenandoah Senior Living Center, Shenandoah. She was born on August 25, 1921 in Frackville, to the late Vertal and Myrtle Caton.
Alma left Frackville at the age of 18 to work for GE in Philadelphia, assembling bomb casings during WWII, where she met her husband. After his tour in the Navy, they moved to Norwood, PA, where Alma worked in the cafeteria at Seneca Avenue Elementary School for 20 years before the family moved to Gordon.
For many years Alma drove handicapped children to school until she finally retired in her 80’s. She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Lavelle for over 30 years and served faithfully as the Sunday School secretary and in other capacities.
Alma’s greatest joy was having the whole family in for picnics in the screen-house, Fourth of July fireworks and any and all holidays. She loved having the grandchildren spend weeks during the summer riding go carts and swimming in the pool. Alma and her niece, Pam would take the children to Knoebels where she enjoyed watching them ride and have great fun and eat funnel cakes. In 1998 a new little granddaughter was born for her to start her spoiling all over again. She had the energy of two people and never seemed to get tired.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William “Bill” Auld, sons Wayne “Dusty” Auld, and Glenn D. Auld, both of Gordon. brothers, Raymond Caton of San Diego, CA, Leonard Caton of Frackville, Howard Caton of Allentown and Wayne Caton, of Frackville, (MIA during the Korean War), and sister Joan Bracey of Fountain Springs.
Those left to cherish her memory are son, William L. Auld of Loretto, MN and daughter, Carolyn Baxley and husband, Chuck Baxley of Hickory, NC, daughter-in-law, Sue Auld of Gordon, and sister-in-law, Kay Caton of Allenton, granddaughter, Michelle Baxley of Marion, NC, grandson, Jason Baxley of Hickory, NC, grandson, Dustin Auld of Loretto, MN and granddaughter, Olivia Auld of Gordon, and many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to express a special thank you and appreciation to our cousin, Pam Yeager for being so kind to our Mother during her time at Shenandoah Manor. Pam was there to visit regularly since we couldn’t always be there. She kept her company, decorated her room and took her good things to eat. Pam was a real blessing to our Mom and to us.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside funeral service Tuesday, November 24th, in the Sky View Cemetery, Hometown. Officiating will be Rev. Donald Allison, senior pastor of the Church of the Nazarene, Lavelle. Visit www.Fritzfuneralhome.com. The Richard W. Fritz Funeral Home, Ashland, is in charge of arrangements.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Alma May Auld, please visit our floral store.