Catherine Vera Sees

1941 - 1998

In Memoriam

Cathy died in 1998 from a stroke when she was 57. It broke my heart. She was my best friend since we were 17. We went through a lot together.

Through it all, she was loyal, loving, an animal-lover -- cats especially -- and just a little crazy.

But she was my confidant, a sister to me. I still miss her.

When I was in my 30's and into portrait photography, Cathy's modeling experience and my hobby

came together in these photos, when she was also in her 30's.

They are my tribute to her.