Saturday 6th of June 1931 - Wednesday 30th of January 2019
Hillcrest Memorial Park
2089 Versailles Road, Lexington, KY
Catherine Boyington, 87, passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2019. She was born to the late Elmer and Stella (Phelps) McGlothen on June 6, 1931 in Frenchburg, Kentucky. She was married to the late Dalton Boyington in September of 1955 and celebrated over 50 years of marriage until his passing in 2009.
Catherine was a very talented and creative soul. She was a singer/songwriter for many years. She loved playing the piano, singing, and writing music. She is most famous for the song “I’m Taking a Flight” which was the title track to an album recorded by The Inspirations in 1975. She sang in a quartet, was a past member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Lexington, and owned Cathy’s Beauty Salon for 25 years in West Liberty, Kentucky. She was devoted to her faith, her family, and will be missed dearly by all who were touched by her caring, creativity, and love.
Catherine is survived by her children, Stephen Bowen, Pamela Holmes, Gail Boyington, and Kara Boyington; grandchildren, Lisa Fields, Craig Bowen, Jarrod Owens, and Devon Holmes; twelve great-grandchildren, and her sister, Euella Ponton. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by six sisters and two brothers.
To share a remembrance of Catherine or offer condolences to the family, please visit milwardfuneral.com
A private burial will commence in Hillcrest Memorial Park at 1:30 pm, Wednesday, February 6, 2019.
Jean and Donald Cornish.says
To all of Catherine's family. Our sincere sympathy in your loss. She was a wonderful and caring person. She sat with our mother Lillian Cornish several years ago and was there the morning she passed away. Will keep you all in our prayers.
So truly sorry for the loss of your mother, Pam. She was a beautiful lady!!
So sorry for your loss.Pam,you look just like youe Mom.A very beautiful lady.
Sorry for your loss...my fondest memories of Catherine and Fred were as a child visiting them on Williams Creek. She was always such a sweet lady. Prayers for all of you.
I'm sorry for your loss