Mary Catherine Grady Beight died March 9. She was 94.

Mrs. Beight was born April 8, 1917, in Minneapolis, Minn. She moved to Los Angeles when she was 10 and graduated from St. Agnes High School and then L.A. Business College. She married George Beight in 1939. At age 47 she began a career in deep space tracking. She lived in La Canada, Calif., Sequim, Wash., Vancouver, Wash., and Tigard.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years; and a son, Joseph. She is survived by children, Giorgia Marsh, Tigard; and Jonathan Beight, N.Y. and their spouses; five grandchildren; brother, Patrick Grady, Gorham, Maine; sisters, Eileen Pruitt, Woodland, Wash., and Rita Hargett, Ridgefield, Wash.; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral Mass will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, March 17 at Holy Redeemer Church in Vancouver.