Cathy Joann Steele, 53, died Sept. 16 from respiratory failure at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center. She was born June 22, 1963 in Orlando, Fla.
Ms. Steele was a special needs person, who was paraplegic. She was proud of her accomplishment in the Special Olympics. She enjoyed playing bingo at Glendale Adult Center. She enjoyed life and met it head on with a smile She always advocated for her rights and the rights for people such as herself. She was a Glendale resident and graduate from Trevor Browne High School.
She is survived by four sisters, Karen, Judy, Vivian and Lucy Steele, who was her caregiver for 25 years.