Christina Marie Catron, 38, of Milo gave her life to God on Friday, September 10, 2021, after a courageous battle against Metastatic Melanoma. A Celebration of Christina’s colorful life will be held on Saturday, October 2, 2021, from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Indianola Activity Center at 2204 W 2nd Ave., Indianola, Iowa. Memorials may be made in care of Christina’s family.
Christina Marie (Putzier) Catron was born to Brian and J. Marie (Hoffman) Putzier on June 9, 1983, in the family home in Ankeny, Iowa. She attended Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Ankeny where she had been baptized and confirmed. Growing up she was a member of 4H where she enjoyed showing horses and dogs. She was also a member of art club, choir, and played a flute in band. She attended ballet and tap dance classes, Tae Kwando, and Vacation Bible School. But her favorite things were ice skating and visiting Gooseberry Falls, Minnesota and South Dakota.
After graduating from Ankeny High School 2001, she attended Grand View University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art Education.
In 2005, she met Scott Catron. They married on June 2, 2007 at United Church of Christ Congregational in Ames. As a couple, they have taken advantage of their 14 years of marriage together enjoying gardening, motorcycle riding and evening fires in the back yard. Together they raised their dog Odysseus and several chickens.
She began working at the Ankeny Art Center in 2007 as a pottery teacher and eventually worked her way up to the Assistant Director position. In 2018, because of health conditions, she left the art center as a full time employee and became a volunteer consultant for the team that took her place.
She was also the proud owner of Catron Creations, where she expanded her jewelry-making hobby into a career and sold it at many shows including the Iowa State Fair for 12 consecutive years.
Christina was diagnosed with cancer in 2010. She was able to beat it through surgeries, treatments and support from friends and family, however, in 2015 it returned. Christina never let her diagnosis get her down and always remained positive and happy. She continued to strengthen her faith in the Lord through reading and studying the bible with family and friends.
Christina will be deeply missed and honored by her husband Scott Catron; grandparents Bill and Jeanie Hoffman; mother J. Marie Hoffman; sisters: Andrea Ellis and Melissa (Michael) Lensch; also many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
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