Patricia Anne Cates

February 26, 1943 - January 25, 2024

Patricia Anne Cates

Patricia Anne Cates, also known as Pat, passed away peacefully in her home on January 25, 2024, at the age of 80.

Pat was born in Yonkers, New York. She was a loving wife, devoted mother, and as a burn nurse at UCD Med Center, she cared for the most gravely injured. She was married to John M. Cates for 57 years, and together they raised three children: Brian P. Cates, James A. Cates, and Barbara Jean White. She adored her grandchildren, Dustin J. Cates and Cody M. Cates, as well as her great-granddaughter, Scarlett Cates. Patricia is also survived by her brother, Robert Higgins, and her sisters, Marion Walters and Eileen Lower. She was preceded in death by her father, John (Jack) Higgins, her mother, Marion Higgins, her brother, John (Jack) Higgins, and her brother, Larry Higgins.

Patricia attended St. Andrews High School in Pasadena. She pursued her passion for nursing, attending nursing school from 1975 to 1977.

In accordance with Patricia’s wishes, there will be no memorial services, with the family choosing to remember her privately. However, in lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Sacramento Firefighters Burn Institute in her honor.  Touch the logo below to connect to the website.