Catherine S. Arts

March 14, 1939 ~ November 6, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old
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Catherine Arts Obituary

Catherine S. (Cathy) Arts passed away on Monday, November 6, 2023 at the age of 84 after vigorously fighting Parkinson’s for 19 years. Born on March 14th, 1939, in Carroll, Iowa, the third of four children to Lloyd C. and Margaret Tangney Booth.

Cathy enjoyed her childhood in Carroll along with visits to Spencer Iowa and the Iowa Great Lakes, the original home of her parents. Cathy met her husband, Mike Arts, in Carroll and enjoyed a long friendship prior to their wedding in 1960.

Cathy enjoyed raising her two children, Mary Beth(Dan) Hunt and Peter (Susan) Arts, and truly enjoyed her four grandchildren, Katherine and Harrison Arts and Megan and Matthew Hunt, and one great grandchild, Alice Homan.

Cathy was a mother, community volunteer, a business woman, and a friend to many. She was a long time Girl Scout volunteer in every community she lived in. Cathy served as the President of Florida’s Palm Glades Florida Girl Scout Council. In addition, she was past chairman of the Florence Fuller Development Center and past president and board member of the Boca Raton Historical Society. Cathy, along with her husband Mike, received the 1999 Ronald G Assaf Benefactors Award from Boca Raton’s St Jude Catholic Church and the 22nd Annual Boca Raton Award from Lynn University in 2002.

She enjoyed bridge, mahjong and reading. She was an excellent cook and entertainer. Cathy and Mike loved to travel and enjoyed it when friends and family would visit them in Florida.

Cathy is survived by Mike, her husband of 64 years, daughter Mary Beth(Dan) Hunt, son Peter(Susan) Arts, grandchildren Megan Hunt, Matthew Hunt, Katherine Arts and Harrison Arts, and great grandchild, Alice Homan. Other family members include brother Fred(Mary Ann) Booth and Tom(Gail) Booth. She is predeceased by two babies that were born into heaven, Jane Ann and Paula Ann Arts, her sister Mary Farrell Beiter and parents Lloyd and Margaret Booth.

A visitation will be held at Glick Family Funeral Home in Boca Raton, FL on Sunday, November 12th, from 1-3pm. A funeral mass will be celebrated the following day, Monday, November 13th, at St Jude Catholic Church in Boca Raton, FL at 10am. Cathy will then be laid to rest at a later date at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Carroll, Iowa.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations in her memory to support Parkinson’s research. Donations can be made at

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November 12, 2023

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Glick Family Funeral Home
3600 N Federal Hwy
Boca Raton, FL 33431

Funeral Mass
November 13, 2023

10:00 AM
St. Jude Catholic Church
21689 Toledo Road
Boca Raton, Florida 33433


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