Dr. Joseph Lee Caten

68 year old Dr. Joseph Lee Caten of McMinnville died Sunday at River Park Hospital in McMinnville. He was born in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Caten was a graduate of the School of Medicine at Wayne State University and was a practicing physician for 41 years having retired from active practice in 2005. He worshipped with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Dr. Caten was preceded in death by his parents Charles Denton and Emma Lee Roller Caten. The funeral wil be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Bishop Michael Weeter will officiate and burial will be in Stubblefield Cemetery. The Caten family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and again on Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Darlene Anderson Caten of McMinnville and their seven children, Joey and Tracy Caten of Morrison; Brian and Rosanne Caten of McMinnville; Eric and Camille Caten of Sandy Utah; Cristie Caten Newman and husband Tony of Ramona, California; Steven and Holly Caten of American Fork, Utah; Justin and Kimberly Caten of McMinnville; and Jamie Caten Lyman and husband Thom of Blanding, Utah. Grandchildren include Dylan, Dusty, and Anna Caten; Bryce, Alyson, Kara, Bradley, and Mitchell Caten; Reilly, Felicia, Claudia, and Charlie Caten; Jacob, Derie, Cari Ann, and Chase Newman; London Caten; Caleb and Grace Caten; and Ella, Edward, and Abe Caten. Other extended family include uncle and aunt, Herman and Helen Roller of Rock Island, Another aunt, Bobbie Ford of Smithville and the Caten and Roller families. Dr. Caten’s professional family is his nurse of thirty plus years, Pat Hall and his receptionists, Carla Parsons and Debbie Blocker. Memorial contributions may be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Perpetual Education Fund, 183 Underwood Road, McMinnville, 37110 or to the charity of your choice. McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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