Anita Cate, 86, formerly of Lake Tarleton Road and more recently from Lyndonville, VT, died on Monday, August 2, 2021 at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, St. Johnsbury, VT.
Anita was born in Littleton, NH on July 24, 1935 to Harold and Myrtle (Bean) Butson. She was a graduate of Lisbon Regional High School, Class of 1953.
Following graduation, she worked for the Lisbon Police Department and at New England Wire. Later, she drove the Warren school bus route for Clough Transportation and was a substitute teacher. Anita served as the office assistant for the Haverhill (NH) Police Department.
Along with her husband, Lloyd, they owned and operated the Cate Farm in Warren, raising Milking Shorthorn Cattle. She showed dairy cattle all over Northern New England and the country. She was active in the Mt. Hope Grange, holding several offices, participated in 4-H and PDCA and assisted for many years with the North Haverhill Fair. Anita also was a member of the Pythian Sisters in Warren as well as the Warren and Landaff United Methodist Churches.
She was predeceased by her husband of 40 years, Lloyd Dennis Cate on December 23, 2005; her parents, Harold and Myrtle Butson; and her brother, Richard Butson.
She is survived by four sons, Timothy B. Cate and wife Lori of Haverhill, NH, Christopher S. Cate and wife Karen of Lyman, Nicholas L. Cate and wife Teressa of Woodstock, NH, and Peter J. Cate and partner MacKenzie Nichols of Lyndonville; two daughters, Holly J. Cate of Hood River, OR and Sarah J. Stark and husband Wayne of Warren ; thirteen grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren; four sisters, Elaine Clough of Lisbon, NH, Mabel Howard and husband Ronnie of Landaff, Susan Webster of Landaff and Nancy Butson of Landaff; and nieces, nephews, and cousins.
There will be a graveside service on Saturday August 7, 2021, at 10 AM at the Landaff Center Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to either New Digs for Dogs, 538 French Pond Road, North Haverhill, NH 03774 or to the North Haverhill Fair Association, PO Box 207, North Haverhill, NH 03774.
For more information or to offer an online condolence, please visit www.rickerfh.com