My princess Nicole raised herself up to a higher plane of life peacefully in her sleep at home following a two year seven month battle with multiple myeloma at 3:02 a.m., Friday, September 16, 2016. As a teenager she had thought about being a nun and spent her life selflessly caring for others starting as oldest of seven with three brothers; Phillip, John and Andre and three sisters Susan, Lillian and Denise. All but one of them, Lillian who passed on in 2011, still live in England as does her mother Jean Cattermole. She is also survived by her husband Don, her son Don Foster Gutridge III, grandson Don Foster Gutridge IV, and granddaughter London. Nicole served others as Seamstress, worked in food service, TV industry, Autistic Child care, First Lady of the Church Bournemouth, England and San Mateo, California, Named “Lady Of The Manner” by her family in England. As Oakdale Airport Volunteer Caretaker living on the airport with her husband Don, she has been making pilots, passengers, hangar tenants, air taxi drivers and visitors happy for the past six years and been mostly responsible for our 100 percent hangar tenancy record at Oakdale Airport. Nicole was a model people person and her first thought was always about giving, “what can I do for you?” Further evidence of her love and giving nature is found in her volunteer efforts in every community she lived in such as Red Ribbon Week in San Mateo, California, Klein Bottle Youth Programs Community Partnership Project, in Solvang, and True Colors from Santa Rosa to Sacramento to San Diego and many more. Before asking her husband to pray for God to take her from the pain he asked her, “What do you want to say?” She said: “I love everybody. I’m sorry I can’t make it. I am not ashamed.” Three four letter words describe her best: LOVE, CARE, HELP. Listen to your heart. That’s where she is. Do this in remembrance of Nicole – Perform an act of LOVE. Show someone you CARE. HELP others. A commemorative rose can be sent to: 8195 Laughlin Road, Oakdale, CA 95361.
Private services will be held for the family September 30.
The Oakdale (Calif.) Leader
Sept. 28, 2016