Death notice: Earl Pate |

Death notice: Earl Pate

Provided to the TribuneEarl Pate

Earl Pate, 89, died peacefully on May 12, 2009, in Sparks, Nev., with his entire family by his side.

He was born Jan. 6, 1920, in Colombia, Ala. He married the love of his life, Billie, on Dec. 25, 1943, and they spent more than 65 years together. They moved to Lake Tahoe in 1959.

Pate is survived by his wife, Billie, and his children, Earleen, Christine, Elizabeth and Michael.

He had five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings and grandson, Keith.