Services for Clifford Cates, 58, of Caldwell, who
died Friday, July 4, on a Boise hospital of Cancer, will be held at
2 p.m., Tuesday, July 8, at the Dakan Funeral chapel, Caldwell.
Pastor Earl Shaffer of the Oregon Trail Church of God,
Caldwell, will officiate. Burial will follow in Canyon Hill
Mr. Cates, a truck driver for Boise Cascade, was born
Jan. 15, 1928, at Chickasha, Oklahoma, to Homer and Anna Belle
Cates. He was educated in Oklahoma and Oregon. Her served in the
U.S. Navy from 1945-1949m and was honorably discharged.
He married Jerri Price on May 27, 1950 at Winnemucca,
Nevada. Clifford had driven trucks for various firms and was
employed by Boise Cascade from 1965 until the time of his illness in
He was a member of the Caldwell Eagles Lodge.
He is survived by his wife of Caldwell; three
daughters, Connie Griffitts, Jan Medina and Joan Rapacon, all of
Caldwell; four brothers, Don and Bill Cates, both of Boise, Larry
Cates of Imbler, Oregon and Dick Cates of Elgin, Oregon; a sister
LaWanda Bruttia of Boise; 12 grandchildren, and numerous nieces and
He was preceded in death by his parents, and two
brothers Troy and Homer Jr.
Friends may call today from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Dakan