Obituary: Rubye Pate, Sanders Manufacturing

She Was 88

Rubye PateRubye Pate, a longtime sales executive at supplier Sanders Manufacturing (asi/84820), died on December 18. She was 88.

Pate worked at Sanders for 56 years, earning numerous professional accolades during her career. In 1998, ASI honored her as one of the top women in her field. Pate was a member of the Nashville Advertising Federation, the National Association of Women Executives and the Nashville Chamber of Commerce. She was also a founding member of the Donelson Business and Professional Women’s Club.

Pate is survived by two sons, James and Michael, daughters-in-law Pamela and Trish, as well as three grandchildren. Funeral services were held on December 21 in Nashville.