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 1                          SENATE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are  saddened
 3    to  learn of the death of Catherine Adrienne Neal of Chicago,
 4    who passed away July 2, 2002; and

 5        WHEREAS, Ms. Neal was  born  March  22,  1917,  in  North
 6    Chicago,  the  daughter  of  Martin  and  Elizabeth Neal; she
 7    graduated from Holy Child  High  School  in  1935,  earned  a
 8    Registered  Nursing  degree  from  St.  Therese  Hospital  in
 9    Waukegan  in  1940,  and  in  1942, she received a Bachelor's
10    degree in chemistry from Barat College  in  Lake  Forest;  in
11    1975, she earned a Master's degree in hospital administration
12    from the University of Southern California; and

13        WHEREAS,  Ms.  Neal  was  a First Lieutenant in the 166th
14    Division of the  Army  Nurse  Corp  and  served  in  a  field
15    hospital  in  France  during  World War II; after the war she
16    came back to Lake County and operated the Neal Mink Ranch  in
17    Gurnee from 1946 through 1967; she served as president of the
18    Illinois  Fur  Breeders  Association  in the early 1960s, the
19    first woman to ever hold the office; Ms. Neal then  lived  in
20    Orange   County,   California,   for  eighteen  years  before
21    returning to Gurnee in 1987; and

22        WHEREAS, Ms. Neal was a member of St. Patrick's Church in
23    Wadsworth and a member of the Women's Golf League  at  Bonnie
24    Brook  Golf  Course  in  Waukegan;  she  was  the Lake County
25    Women's Amateur Golf Champion in 1942 for low gross,  and  in
26    1992, she won the title again for low net; and

27        WHEREAS, Catherine Adrienne Neal will be deeply missed by
28    all  those who knew her and loved her, especially her sister,
29    Patricia (Mark) Balms; her sisters-in-law, Julia (John)  Neal
30    and  Mary  (Paul)  Neal; her life-long friends, Helen Hayner,
31    Jim Hayner, and his family, Nancy, Katey, and Danny, whom she
32    considered  her  own;  her  many  loving   nieces,   nephews,
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 1    great-nieces, and great-nephews; and her special friend since
 2    early childhood, Earl Atkinson; therefore, be it

 4    ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along  with
 5    her  family  and  friends,  the passing of Catherine Adrienne
 6    Neal; and be it further

 7        RESOLVED, That a suitable  copy  of  this  resolution  be
 8    presented  to  the family of Catherine Adrienne Neal with our
 9    sincere condolences.

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