Ms. Catherine Irene Hembree
- March 14, 1917 - August 13, 2012
- Knoxville, Tennessee
of Catherine 's Passing
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I just wanted to pass along my deepest sympathies to the Hembree family. I will never forget visting Mrs. Hembree at her home and seeing her at ballgames when I was with my friend and her grandson Eric. She was a wonderful lady. I pray that God may comfort you all during this time of loss.
Posted by: David Jackson - Rockwood, TN Aug 20, 2012
The Bearden High School class of 1957 appreciated Mrs. Hembree's giftedness in teaching and send their condolences to her family.
Posted by: Julia Montgomery Scott - Knoxville, TN Aug 19, 2012
Steve and Bill I'm so sorry for your loss. I remember the mornings that we would not of gone trout fishing had not been for her waking us up at 3 a.m..my heart goes out to your families.
Posted by: Albert Burks - Miami Aug 19, 2012
A caring teacher and friend of the family.
Posted by: Steve Shepherd - Student Aug 17, 2012
Mrs. Hembree taught me to love biology. I still remember our field trip to the Great Smokey Mountains National Park and trying to identify as many plants as I could. I was also blessed to attend church with her. My condolences to her family.
Posted by: Judy Shepherd - Ramstein. Germany - Former BHS student, 1966 Aug 17, 2012
I remember Mrs. Hembree as a wonderful teacher and good neighbor to my grandmother as I was growing up. There were happy times playing with Bill and Steve over on Nubbin Ridge Rd. I am glad to know that she lived such a long life.
With fond memories and wishing the family well
Posted by: Sue Henson Reynolds - Chattanooga , TN - student at BHS, neighbor Aug 17, 2012
Coach and Mrs. Hembree were always willing to share a little kindness. And with that kindness, they helped me along the way. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.
Posted by: Gerald "Jerry" Whitehead - Knoxville, TN - Friend Aug 17, 2012
Former student. My thoughts are with the family.
Posted by: John Seames - Lakeland, FL Aug 17, 2012
Mrs. Hembree was a wonderful teacher and role model. She nurtured my love of biology, which led me to a career in teaching and in biomedical engineering. She was one of the most influential female teachers that I had. I hope that I have been as helpful for my students as she was for me.
Posted by: Susan Manning Blanchard - Fort Myers, FL - Former student, BHS 1964 Aug 17, 2012
Our deepest sympathies. We loved Catherine, we were privileged to have known her for over 30 years. She was an inspiration to this mother and grandmother.
Posted by: David and Pam Ramsey - Knoxville, TN - Old friends Aug 16, 2012