Thursday, December 14, 2006

Obituary: Catherine Head Coleman - Class of 1910

MADISON - Catherine Head Coleman, died on March 21, at her Madison home. She was 94. The daughter of on old Wisconsin family, she attended Madison schools, Bryn Mawr College and graduated from the UW-Madison. She was a member of the Reading Club, the Madison Civic Music Association, the Morningside Sanatorium, the Head Foundation and the Sand County Foundation. She was active in the Grace Episcopal Church and was a founder of the old Rectory Shop and the Attic Angels Association. She was a member of Delta Gamma Sorority and was responsible for the financing, design, and furnishing of the chapter house of the University of Wisconsin. In 1917 she married Thomas E. Coleman, a Wisconsin businessman active in Republican politics. He died in 1964. A daughter, Catherine Foley, died in 1976. Mrs. Coleman is survived by two sons, Jerome Reed, Madison, and Thomas Coleman, M.D., Denver. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Private family services were held. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on March 25, 1986.

Note: Catherine Head Coleman's graduation year is based on information in the 1910 Tychoberahn.

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