Kate Paden McLane Dimmitt

Kate Paden McLane Dimmitt passed peacefully to her forever home with her Lord and Savior on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, at the age of 83. Following a brief illness, she finished her work on earth surrounded by beloved family and reunited with her heavenly loved ones.

 Kate was born May 20, 1934, in Cameron, to Robert Drayton McLane and Gladys Blaylock McLane. She began her family’s long-standing tradition with Baylor University when she enrolled after her 1952 graduation from C. H. Yoe High School. Following her graduation from Baylor in 1956, Kate moved to Houston, Texas, where she met Malcolm Ray “Mac” Dimmitt. The two married in 1958 and welcomed daughter Katie McLane Dimmitt four years later. Following Mac’s unexpected death in 1970, Kate navigated life with her young daughter Katie with grace and courage, as the two formed and maintained a steadfast mother-daughter team. Upon Kate’s retirement, she moved to Temple, where she became deeply involved in community life, including her membership of and engagement with First Presbyterian Church, and she enjoyed lasting relationships with her many neighbors and friends. Family and friends lovingly remember Kate as a woman of unwavering faith, warm and welcoming, humorous and light-hearted, a cheerful storyteller, loyal friend, and a sister in Christ.

Kate is survived by daughter, Katie Garrison and husband Jimmy; granddaughter, Martha; grandson, Samuel; brother, Drayton McLane Jr. and wife Elizabeth; and cherished cousins, nieces, and nephews.

She was preceded in death by husband, Mac; sister, Jo Ann McClaren; and parents, Drayton and Gladys.

A celebration of Kate’s life, officiated by Pastor Gary DeSalvo, will take place at Temple Bible Church on Tuesday, Nov. 21, at 2 p.m. in the Creekside Center.

Pallbearers are Robert Johnson, Drayton McLane III, Denton McLane, Bob McClaren, Orlando Salazar, Sid Thurston, and Brian Thurston.

Memorial contributions may be made in Kate’s honor to McLane Children’s Medical Center, Baylor Scott and White, Central Texas Foundation, MS-20-S103, 2401 South 31st Street, Temple, Texas 76508, or to Baylor University, One Bear Place, #97050, Waco, Texas 76798-7050.