Catherine Corry Blakemore of Albany, Wisconsin, died on Wednesday, August 3, 2022.

She was born on December 21, 1933, in Springfield, Ohio.  Born Catherine Stewart Corry, she was the daughter of Home and Cornelia (Black Adams) Corry.

She graduated from Laurel School in Shaker Heights, Ohio in 1951 and was a 1955 graduate of Wellesley College, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

She earned a Master of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Michigan in 1959 and a Master of Arts in Education from the University of Colorado-Denver in 1993.

In 1966 she married Francis Blakemore, from whom she was divorced in 1999.

From 1956 to 1966, she worked in Washington, D.C., performing research for the United States Congress at the Legislative Reference Service (now the Congressional Research Service).

In Denver, she did research for two organizations and in the 1990s taught at the Clayton Charter School and the Hope Center.

She was a book publisher (Adams-Pomeroy Press) and the author of 11 books in the areas of education and multiculturalism.

She enjoyed spending time with her family, friends, and pets; competitive race-walking; reading; being a fan of the Colorado Rockies, and the Denver Broncos; working with inner-city children; and serving as a church, community, classroom, and adult literacy volunteer.

In Albany, she headed the Albany Library Book Club, the Reuben’s Run Committee, and the Downtown Revitalization Committee of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce.

She is survived by her son, James (Grace) Blakemore of London, England; her daughter, Elizabeth Blakemore of Albany; her grandchildren, Eliza, Henry, and Annabelle Blakemore of London; her niece, Anne Corry of New York City.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, John Corry; her sister-in-law, Emily Corry; and her cousin Martha Corry and Walter Von Schmidt.

Funeral services were held at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8 at Albany United Methodist Church with Pastor Kelly Jahn officiating.

Burial will be in Hillcrest cemetery, Albany. A visitation wase held from 10 11:30 a.m.

Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at:

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Albertson Memorial Library in Albany or to the Wheat Ridge Presbyterian Church in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.