Harrie H. Cate, 93, a lifelong resident of Cleveland, passed away in the comfort of her home on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020.
She was a 1945 graduate of Bradley Central High School and a member of Cleveland First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, where she served as a Sunday School teacher and a Youth Fellowship director. She retired from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
After graduating high school, she worked at Central Service until she was married. After raising her children, she worked at Chandler’s Fabrics, Norma’s Fabrics and Cate Realty as an Affiliate Real Estate Broker before working for the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
She was a Brownie and Girl Scout troop leader. She was a talented seamstress and enjoyed making clothes for her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, J.E. Cate Jr.; sister, Sarah E. Harris; and parents, Samuel A. Harris and Carrie McDaris Harris.
Surviving are her daughter, Martha Cate Bryant, of Maryville; son, Joe Cate (Judy), of Cleveland; granddaughter, Jenny E. Cate (Jimmy Betbeze), of East Ridge; grandson, Joseph S. Cate, of Maryville; and great-grandson, Kasen Cate, of Cleveland.
Due to COVID-19, there will not be a service or visitation.
The family requests that memorials be made to: Harry S. Truman Club of Bradley County, 680 Haywood Drive N.W., Cleveland, TN 37312 or to the Cleveland First Cumberland Presbyterian Church for the Building Fund.
The family would like to express a special thanks to Janey Patten and Renee Collins of At Home Primary Care, Inc. and Rachel Hall.
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