Saturday, August 8, 2015

Bertie Catchings

Dallas Morning News

Bertie Marie Catchings (5 May 1927-12 November 2011) was a world famous author/psychic [who said that Bob Dobbs would be a spiritual gift to the masses].

She was born on a farm to Aaron and Essie Cotton who met a tragic death when Bertie was a child of 2. Bertie was adopted and raised by her grandparents, William and Mary Clampet, and her beloved aunt and uncle, Odis and Willie Mae Muston. Bertie's visions began as a small child, where she enjoyed early childhood in a quaint farm home surrounded by a lovely garden (one of her most favorite places).

At the age of 10, Bertie was baptized in the St. John's Methodist Church, later becoming a member and singing in the church choir, receiving awards for perfect attendance. For Bertie, this church was a source of strength and spiritual growth which helped her understand the complexity of her life.

In 1945, Bertie married J.B. Catchings. In 1961, Bertie went to work for the State of Texas comptroller's office at the State Capitol, until her love of writing and speaking prevailed. Bertie wrote for various magazines and books including several personal newspaper columns in Texas publications. She also hosted her own popular radio broadcast show, “This Day With Bertie,” in Dallas, Houston and Austin. Many books have been written about Bertie Catchings regarding her life and predictions including famous author Brad Steiger. She personally appeared on the TV show “That's Incredible” with her son John and “The Rod Roddy Show.” Bertie was a guest on “The Merv Griffin Show” and “The Mike Douglas Show” many times.

In her lifetime, she read for many famous celebrities and dignitaries, entertaining at the governor’s mansion on various occasions. Bertie’s greatest personal achievement and satisfaction was assisting law enforcement officers with missing person cases and homicide cases. She helped law enforcement officials in Atlanta, Oklahoma, Dallas, Houston and Puerto Rico, including the Texas Rangers and numerous agencies across the U.S.. Bertie loved animals, her cats, people, good books, African violets, music and, later in life, collecting cookbooks and trying new recipes.

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