Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Rodgers, Catherine Altepeter Passed Away April 6 at the Age of 87

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Rodgers, Catherine Altepeter Passed Away April 6 at the Age of 87

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Rodgers, Catherine Altepeter passed away April 6 at the age of 87, at home with her children Doug and Carolyn Rodgers by her side.Daughter of Henry and Katherine Altepeter; sister of the late Henry and Theodore Altepeter, she was born December 21, 1928 in St. Louis. She graduated from Washington University in 1950, and married the late James A. Rodgers, Jr. in 1952.Her younger daughter, Judy Rodgers of Berkeley,Ca. died before her, in 2013 after a battle with cancer. Cathy earned a fashion degree, worked in the clothing industry in St. Louis, and taught fashion design at Washington U. for 47 yearsthe longest serving instructor in the history of the Fashion Department.For 25 of those years she worked with her dear friend and colleague, the late Jeigh Singleton. Students valued her as friend and mentor for decades after graduation. …

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