Vera Arlene Tate
June 13, 1940 – July 7, 2020
Arlene Sanders Tate, age 80, passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2020 in Johnson City, Tennessee after a lengthy illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Tate II of 33 years; father Henry Edge Sanders; mother Christine Spivey Sanders; sisters Sue Blalock, Gail Langley, Edith Sanders, Barbra Butts and brother Donald Sanders.
She is survived by her children, Teresa (Larry) Albrecht and Fred Tate; sister Nell Chapman; grandchildren, Jacob (Lauren), Olivia, BreEllen, Emma, Luke, Tabitha and Vanessa; great grandchildren Adeline and Weston; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Tate was born in Habersham County, Ga, and moved Atlanta where she met her husband Fred. In 1967 Fred and Arlene moved to Portland Ore. She worked for The Boeing Company for many years and enjoyed being a mother and homemaker to her two children. Known as Gami, she was a passionate grandmother to seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She loved gardening and took pride in her home and her beautiful flower gardens. As a loyal and beloved friend, she was known for her generosity and deep care. A baptized believer, she attended a bible study with her dear friend Charlene and others in her home in Oregon. In the past two years she moved to Tennessee to be close to her daughter and grandchildren.
She will be buried next to her husband at Willamette National Cemetery in Happy Valley, Oregon, on July 22, 2020 with visitation from 9 to 10:45 a.m. and a graveside service immediately following at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Sjögren’s Foundation.
The family of Mrs. Tate is in the care of Monte Vista Funeral Home & Memorial Park, 1900 E. Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, TN 37601.