Remembering our Friend

Our dear friend and colleague, Catherine Saltwick, passed away on 30 May 2008 in Botswana, Africa where she was posted as a Peace Corps Volunteer. We, her fellow Peace Corps Volunteers, have created this blog to honor her and to allow all of her many friends, PCVs and her family to share their stories and their grief. To say we are shocked and saddened by the accident that took her from us is an understatement. To say she is missed and will never be forgotten is a truth.

Cathy was a seeker of truth, a seeker of adventure and a seeker of love and she found it all in Botswana. She served in the small village of Mookane and enjoyed her Peace Corps experience so much, she had just signed up for an extended third year of service, where she was to be posted at PSI in Gaborone. She spoke fluent Setswana, a feat few of her fellow PCVs accomplished. She said that the Peace Corps changed her for the better, but we all thought she was wonderful the first day we met her. Her motto was: “It’s all good,” and she said it often.

Cathy is respected by so many and we will miss her terribly. Her spirit lives on in each of us because she touched our lives with her inner and outer beauty, with her love of life, with her calm assurance of confidence and contentment and with her life of service and caring about others.

We are proud to call her a friend and we love her.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Saltwick/Uyyek family web page

Hello, everyone, this is Mike Uyyek, Cathy’s brother-in-law.  On behalf of the Saltwick family, I’d like to thank you for your kind words and warm thoughts. The link below takes you to the memorial web page I created for Cathy, and in a week (if my poor, antiquated computer doesn’t spontaneously combust from the sheer effort), I will have video of the memorial service on Saturday, June 14th available for you to view, if you were unable to attend. If you have really low bandwidth and can’t view the video, I may be able to make a VCD/DVD available to you. If you are a current or former PCV and not in the US, I would suggest contacting you local Peace Corps representative, because I will also be making a disc available to Peggy McClure in Botswana for copying and distribution as she sees appropriate. Thanks again.


1 comment:

Mike Uyyek said...

Oops... about that link (sorry, brain's a little befuddled lately) It's at

There is a link back to this blog, as well as ones to the Seattle Times obituary and the story run on KOMO Channel 4 news.