Michele Yvonne Cates
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Michele Yvonne Cates
  • December 17, 1956 - September 8, 2017
  • Burleson, Texas

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Michele Yvonne Clement Cates of Burleson passed away Friday, September 8, 2017 at the age of 60. A memorial service will be held 2:00 pm on Saturday, September 16 at Laurel Land Funeral Home Main Chapel. Private family inurnment will take place at a later date at Laurel Land Memorial Park.



Michele Yvonne Clement was born December 17, 1956 in Tacoma, Washington to Ralph Lewis Clement Jr. and Yvonne DeGuire Clement. She grew up in Utah where she graduated from high school at Judge Memorial High School in Salt Lake City. She went on to receive a Bachelor of Science from Washington State University. Michele was caring and compassionate, always thinking of others. She was a caregiver to her mother for more than 30 years. Michele was employed with United Healthcare for 26 years as a claims manager and supervisor.



She married David L. Cates on November 30, 1985 in Weatherford, Texas. She was very artistic and creative and her vibrant life reflected the joy she found in bright colors and holidays. She loved reading and wrote many poems, children’s stories and short stories and was a gifted guitarist and singer.



Mrs. Cates was preceded in death by her father Ralph Clements Jr. December 19, 1969.



Survivors include her husband, David L Cates, mother, Yvonne Clement, sons, Bryan Cates and Matt Anderson and his wife Ann, grandchildren: Aidan Cates, James Anderson, Vanessa Anderson, Johnathan Anderson, and Tiffany Hyatt.