Hunter Jerry Cates, 76, of Yakima died Monday. Mr. Cates was born in Doniphan, Mo., and served in the Coast Guard for 10 years. He later retired as the postmaster for the Buena and Harrah post offices.

Survivors include his wife, Peg Cates; two sons, Jim Cates and Gene Cates, all of Yakima; a daughter, Marci Wright of Selah; two sisters, Sally Liebholz of Yakima and Jan Goodrich of Spokane; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Nov. 9 at New Hope Community Church of the Nazarene, Yakima. Arrangements are by Brookside Funeral Home and Crematory of Yakima.