The Reverend Dr. William (Bill) B. Cate, retired clergy and beloved spouse of Janice (Jan) P. Cate, died January 13, 2016. He is survived by Jan at 12642 NE 5th, Bellevue, WA 98005; as well as their six children: Lucy Yerby, Bend OR; Sara Cate, Yakima, WA; Mary Cate, Seattle, WA; Nancy Lanler, Alexandria, VA; Michael Cate, Seattle, WA; and Rebecca Cate, Seattle, WA.
The Reverend Dr. Bill Cate served in the Oregon-Idaho Conference from 1953-1970 as the Secretary for the Council on Churches. In 1970, he transferred his membership to the Pacific Northwest Conference with his appointment as President-Director of the Church Council of Greater Seattle. He continued with the Church Council of Greater Seattle until 1990, when he retired.
There will be a memorial service to celebrate the life of Rev. Bill Cate at Bellevue First United Methodist Church, on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 2 pm. The church is located at 1934 108th Ave. NE, Bellevue, WA 98004.
-Conference Board of Pensions, January 14, 2016