THERE will be tears, there will be words of anger about her untimely death, and there will be much said about a woman so well loved and highly thought of by her family and friends.

But ultimately, Friday, February 1, will be the day when Chard murder victim Catherine Wells-Burr is finally laid to rest.

It will be an opportunity to celebrate a life cut tragically short.

Friday will be the day when a town and a community come together as one to say a final farewell to the popular university graduate who worked at Numatic International in Chard.

The service for the 23-year-old will be held 142 days after her body was found in a burnt-out car near Ashill on September 12.

It will be the day when Catherine's parents, Phil and Jayne, and sister, Leanne, will be able to say their goodbyes in a dignified manner with the support of hundreds of other mourners.

The funeral service will be held at St Mary’s Church, Chard, at noon on Friday, February 1.

Donations can be made in Catherine’s memory to the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society and/or the British Heart Foundation.

Her body has only just been released for burial after a long police investigation.

Three people charged in connection with her murder were remanded in custody last week after a hearing at Bristol Crown Court.