Cathy Stokes Scarbrough transitioned from this life on July 9, 2023. Born in New Orleans on June 16, 1950, Cathy grew up in Covington, LA. She was a graduate of St. Scholastic Academy and Southeastern Louisiana University (Class of 1972). She taught at Buras High School for 2 years before ultimately moving to Baton Rouge – where she was VP of Training at City National Bank until it changed hands. Cathy remained in the banking industry training many of the Louisiana bankers of today until her retirement in 2007. She remained active until her death serving on the board of several local non-profit organizations. She was a founding member of Louisiana Master Naturalists of Greater Baton Rouge, a key member and officer of the Herb Society of America Baton Rouge Unit, and Baton Rouge Cat Club. Her volunteer efforts included work at LSU Ag Center Botanic Gardens – as well as being a supportive wife to all her husband’s interests and adventures.
Known nationally for her champion Shaded Silver and Golden Persian cats, Cathy was an award-winning author for several national and international cat fancy magazines. She also developed the largest Persian cat pedigree database in the world.
Cathy is preceded in death by her parents, Samuel Joseph Stokes Jr. and Miriam Schoen Stokes; and her brother, Daniel J. Stokes. She is survived by her loving husband of 33 years, Cecil “Art” Scarbrough; son Chad R. Odom; stepson Adam Scarbrough (Leslie); adoring sisters and brothers; Sandra Stokes of New Orleans, LA, Bonnie Stokes, Samuel J. Stokes III and Stephen J. Stokes of Covington, LA. Cathy is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, step grandchildren, great grandchildren and cousins. By family and countless friends around the world, she is greatly loved and will always be remembered for her quick wit, her amazing sense of humor and her ready, knowing smile.
A Celebration of Life will be forthcoming.
To order memorial trees
or send flowers to the family in memory of Miriam Catherine Stokes Scarbrough “Cathy”, please visit our flower store