|Birth: ||Oct. 27, 1934|
|Death: ||May 24, 2012|
Catherine Colquitt Blue
SHREVEPORT, LA - Catherine Colquitt "Kit" Blue passed away at her home in Shreveport on Thursday, May 24, after a lengthy illness. She was born in Shreveport on October 27, 1934. She was predeceased by her parents, Dr. Walter Thomas Colquitt and Eleanor Colquitt of Shreveport, her sister Sarah Colquitt Stang of Washington, DC, and her husband, George Blue of New Orleans. She is survived by her daughter Sarah Wells of Slidell, LA, her son Robert Bruce and wife Peggy of New Orleans, grandsons Austin Wells of Slidell and Rivers Bruce of New Orleans, granddaughter Rachel Bruce of New Orleans, her brother Dr. Tom Colquitt of Shreveport and wife Ginger, her step-children Kaa, George and Leslie Blue of New Orleans, and her longtime companion, Robert Whitney. She is also survived by her "second daughter" Blaire Whitney Barter of Hyde Park, Ohio.
She was educated at Byrd High School, the National University of Mexico, Sweetbriar College, and the University of Oklahoma from which she received a BA degree in Geography and Spanish. She lived most of her adult life in New Orleans.
Kit was fortunate enough to be able through her lifetime to volunteer her services to the New Orleans Community. A member of the Junior League of Shreveport and New Orleans for over 28 years, she was always enthusiastic about her passion for volunteering. She was chairman of the volunteer department at Charity Hospital in New Orleans. Governor McKeithen appointed her to the hospital's Board of Administrators, making her only the second woman in history on that Board. She was also a board member of several other volunteer agencies. Appointed to the board of the Louisiana World's Fair by Governor Treen, her job was to have a competition to choose the design for the Louisiana Pavilion at the Fair.
In 1988 she co-chaired the committee to seek 2,000 volunteers to cover the Republican Convention and nomination of George Bush, Jr.
She was a risk-taker and loved adventures in Kenya, the Amazon River, Heli-hiking in British Columbia and sailing frequently on her favorite small ship, The Windstar. She had a sparkle in her eyes and loved making her friends laugh, often at her own expense. She will be buried in the Blue family tomb in Metairie Cemetary with a simple graveside service led by her grandson, Austin Wells.
Published in Shreveport Times from May 27 to May 29, 2012
Walter Thomas Colquitt (1905 - 1996)
Eleanor Johnson Colquitt (1910 - 2005)
George Riebel Blue (1916 - 1986)*
Created by: John Andrew Prime
Record added: May 27, 2012
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