Catherine C. Grimes, 85, Brookings, died Sept. 22, 2000.

She was born Oct. 11, 1914, in Redfield, S.D.

She graduated from Watertown High School in South Dakota. She attended St. Catherines Nursing School in St. Paul, Minn.

She moved to Tucson, Ariz., and worked as a registered nurse at a Veterans Administration hospital.

She met and married Clarence Grimes in 1943. They moved South Gate, Calif., where she worked for Los Angeles County.

They retired and moved to Brookings in 1975. She was a member of the Star of the Sea Catholic Church.

Survivors are son and daughter-in-law James W. and Paula L. Grimes, South Gate; son John Grimes, South Gate; brother James L. Simes, Brookings; sister-in-law Dolores K. Simes, Brookings; friend and caregiver Patti Green, Brookings.

A memorial mass is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 6, at 8 a.m. at Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Rev. Edmund K. Ryan, O.P., will officiate.

She will be inured at Eagle Point National Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Littys Brookings Funeral Directors.