We regret to inform all of the Alumni and the class of 1971 that Lana Catlett Brewen passed away on April 9, 2012.
Lana of Matthews passed away after a valiant fight against liver disease. She went peacefully and comfortably and now is with the our Lord and Savior.
Born March 12, 1953 in Bethesda, Maryland, Denise was the daughter of Frances Isabell Gray Parris and the late Donald Roy Catlett.
While attending Lee high school in Springfield, Virginia, Denise was the lead majorette, something she was very proud of.
Mrs. Brewen was a computer programmer for the Defense Communications Agency from 1977 to 1987. During her ten years with the agency, Denise worked from a GS1 to GS13. She was stationed in Germany and enjoyed traveling and seeing Europe. While stationed in Germany, she met Bud Brewen, who has been her husband and best friend.
In October of 2011, Denise and Bud celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. They moved back to the US in 1987 and upon Bud's retirement relocated to Matthews in 1991.
Denise was an active member and administrator for the Blair Road United Methodist Church, and will be remembered as a loving and devoted daughter, wife, mother and friend. Survivors include her husband Bud, daughter Kelly, who was the joy of her life, mother and stepfather Fran and Gordon Parris of Saluda, SC; and brother Dan Catlett and wife Ellen of Leesburg, VA. Also surviving are several aunts, uncles and cousins. The family would to thank the doctors, nurses and medical staff for their care and compassion shown to Denise during her battle with cancer.
A service to celebrate her life will take place on Saturday, April 14th at 1PM at Blair Road United Methodist Church. Memorials may be made to the Blair Road Endowment Fund, 9135 Blair Rd, Mint Hill, NC, 28227 .