Mary Cate Mary Elizabeth Cate passed away on October 4, 2016 after a short illness. She is survived by her loving husband, Retired Sgt Major Robert Cate, her seven children, two step-children, nine grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, two sisters, and three brothers. Mary Cate was born in Cambridge, MA on March 14, 1932. She moved to California in the 60's, where she raised her children while working for San Diego County. In May 1994 she retired with her husband to Gig Harbor, WA, where she enjoyed gardening, antiquing, and most of all spending time with her grandchildren. A quiet service will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2016, at 11:00 am at Haven of Rest Cemetery in Gig Harbor. In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations made to the Saint Jude's Children's Hospital. Please sign her guest book and leave messages and condolences for the family at www.havenrest.com .
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