Steve was a resident of Mina for 47 years; he was involved in the mining industry for 35 years. Steve served in the Army during the Vietnam War.
Steve was preceded in death by his loving wife, Barbara; parents: John and Mae Cate; brother: Max Cate and a grandson, Jeff Pauley. He is survived by brother, Larry Cate (Florence, Ore.); sisters: Karen Stone (Pahrump, Nev.) and Lucille T. Cate (Fernley, Nev.); step-daughter: Bobbie Hurley Todd (Cincinnati, Ohio); granddaughter: Amanda McLaughlin (Ridgeview, Wash.) and step-son: Dan E. Malloy (Clear Lake, Calif.).
A memorial will be held at a later date at the Mina Cemetery.