Linda L. Cates

Born: Mon., Jan. 23, 1950
Died: Sun., Feb. 6, 2011

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Linda L. Cates - a resident of Pendleton died Sunday, February 6, 2011 at the St. Anthony Hospital in Pendleton. She was 61 years old. A family memorial service will be held at a later date in Portland. Memorial contributions in memory of Linda may be directed to the Linda Cates-Bales Memorial Fund, and may be sent care of the U.S. Bank in Pendleton, or may be sent to the Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, P.O. Box 489, Pendleton, Oregon, 97801. Sign the online guestbook, or send condolences at www.burnsmortuary.com Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. Ms. Cates was born on January 23, 1950, in Fort Ord, California. She was the daughter of Jack and Marilyn Hammy Cates. As a young girl she moved with her family to Troutdale, Oregon, where she was raised and educated. After her schooling she had worked at Pacific Northwest Bell and as a Caseworker for the State of Oregon. She later moved to Missouri in about 1986. She came to Pendleton in 2002. In about 1980 she had become disabled while working for Pacific Northwest Bell. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and aunt. She had a creative and artistic talent including working in pencil, painting and beadwork. She also enjoyed astrology. She opened her heart to all people and animals alike. She is survived by six children: James Cates of Pendleton, OR, Jared Bales of Iberia, Missouri, Tara Sanders of Louisiana, Chase Bales of Pendleton, OR, Tasha Bales of Pendleton, OR, and Greg Harlow of Oregon City, OR, two brothers: Jack Cates of Gresham, OR, and Richard Cates of Portland, OR, three sisters: Patty Baggett of Pendleton, OR, Chris Shrout of La Grande, OR, and Sandra Cates of Vancouver, WA, as well as five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter Theresa Cates, her parents, a step-father, and one sister.

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