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Catherine ‘Granny’ Colson

November 13, 2012
The Leader Herald

Catherine "Granny" Colson, 89, of Johnstown, passed away peacefully in her home in the loving care of her granddaughter, Beth (Chris) Berenger on November 11,2012. She was born on October 24, 1923, in Gloversville, N.Y., the daughter of the late William and Jenny Carr Steenburg.

Catherine was affiliated with the Bleecker Street Church of Christ and devoted to her Lord. She was employed at The Leader-Herald newspaper for 20 years, from which she later retired.

Catherine was a devoted mother to all her children and loved them all very much. Survivors include her brother, Clement (Ruby) Steenburg of Gloversville; children, Fredrick (Myra) Steenburg, Barbra (the late Louis) Phillips, Charles (Sharon) Colson, Harold (Patricia) Colson, Richard (Kelly) Colson; and also her son, the late James "Jimmy" Colson, who passed away this year. Several nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Calling hours will be held for family and friends on Thursday, November 15, 2012, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Gloversville Funeral Home, 4 Second Ave., Gloversville NY 12078. Condolences may be made to the family online at



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