Bette Jane Tate, a Colorado Springs resident of about 40 years, passed away July 29, 2019 at the age of 92. She was born May 23, 1927 to Grace (Schreiner) and Lee Case in Winnemucca, Nevada. She attended grammar and high school there, and went to college in Sacramento, California. On October 21, 1951, she married Norman Robert Tate. He was a flight engineer in the Air Force. They lived in Fairbanks, Alaska, where their oldest two children, Pamela and Thomas were born. They moved to North Highlands, California, where their son Gary was born. They also lived in Hawaii, Colorado and New York. In retirement, they lived in Nevada and finally settled in Colorado Springs. Being near her grandchildren brought Bette much joy.
Bette had a passion for photos, and there are many wonderfully organized photo albums chronicling her life. She was the family pictorial historian, always taking pictures. Bette helped her sister and daughter-in-law research the family genealogy. Her collection of photos added to these histories.
Bette enjoyed traveling, sightseeing and museums, passing on this interest to her children. Guests were always treated to the sites of wherever she lived.
Bette’s love of family gave her children warm and loving memories, which included their grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Bette is survived by her children Pamela and Thomas Tate, both of Reno, Nevada; her son Gary, his wife Kim and their children Erin and Ryan Tate; Holly (Tate) and Mike Roosendaal and their two children Matthew and Kenna, all of Colorado Springs; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was proceeded in death by her husband; her loving parents and grandparents; aunts, uncles, and other family members.
Service will be held at 10am on Tuesday August 6, at Shrine of Remembrance, 1730 East Fountain Blvd., followed by a graveside service at Evergreen Cemetery.