Kaete Ann (Preston) McBride

Kaete Ann (Preston) McBride

September 3, 1975 – May 30, 2021


Kaete passed away after a 20+ month valiant battle with brain cancer.  Survivors include husband, Matthew “Matt” W. McBride and son, Preston Conor McBride of Omaha, NE; parents, Leland “Lee” and Bonnie (Morgan) Preston of Lincoln, NE; sister, Molly Dodson (Kevin) of Olathe, KS; in-laws, Steven McBride of Oakland, NE, John McBride (Monica) of Omaha, NE, Susan Marion (Nate) of Omaha, NE; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins.  Preceded in death by in-laws, James and Virginia McBride of Omaha, NE; grandparents, John and Helen Morgan of Campbell, NE; Doris Preston of Aurora, NE.

A private service will be held for the immediate family.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to her son’s education fund or donor’s choice.


Kaete Ann (Preston) McBride was born on September 3, 1975 in Hastings, Nebraska to Leland “Lee” and Bonnie (Morgan) Preston.  She attended preschool and kindergarten in Doniphan, Nebraska and attended Holdrege Public Schools from 1st through 12th grade.  Kaete was a member of the golf team that won the 1st girl’s state title for Holdrege High School.  She attended Midland Lutheran College in Fremont, Nebraska where she was a member of the girl’s golf and soccer teams and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and obtained her CPA license.  Kaete worked for Price Waterhouse Coopers and KPMG as an audit manager for ten years and then as a private sector accounting manager.

On December 27, 2009 she married Matthew “Matt” McBride in Hastings, NE.  To this union Preston Conor McBride was born on March 4, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia.  In November 2011, they returned to Nebraska where she lived until her passing.

Kaete was an avid sports fan and loved the Nebraska Huskers, Atlanta Braves, and Atlanta Falcons.  She enjoyed music, movies, tv shows, and clothes and jewelry fashion.  One of her highlights was as a model in the Omaha Fashion Week Cancer Survivor Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center.


  • Dorothy Reiber Posted June 1, 2021 7:14 pm

    Our sincere sympathy for the entire family! Hugs and prayers 🙏 ❤!

  • Margie Schwaninger Posted June 1, 2021 7:27 pm

    I am so very sorry for your loss! Sending love, prayers and sympathy.

  • Peter Hilsabeck Posted June 1, 2021 7:41 pm

    All my love to the Preston family during this difficult time.
    Kaete was my lifelong friend. I will miss née dearly.

  • Anna Perry Anderson Posted June 1, 2021 7:41 pm

    My heart is with all of you! I can’t imagine the loss. I will always treasure the childhood memories of roller skating all through the neighborhood. Driving around town while in high school. And those wonderful Tri Phi college days. I was so blessed to have her stand up for me in my wedding. She will be so missed. I am sending all of you much love during this time.

  • Lisa Jenkins Posted June 1, 2021 8:09 pm

    Kaete was such an amazing person. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family.

  • Rich and Carolyn York Posted June 1, 2021 9:07 pm

    Deepest sympathy for Katie and families.

  • Andrea Schropfer & Steve Erickson Posted June 1, 2021 9:58 pm

    Bonnie, Lee and extended family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Kaete’s passing. Your family are in our prayers.
    Love Andrea & Steve

  • Paul and Peggy Taylor Posted June 2, 2021 6:29 am

    So very sorry for your loss Lee and Bonnie

  • Rick & Deb Homan Posted June 2, 2021 7:21 am

    Matt, our sympathies to you and Preston. Kaete was such a wonderful person. Her smile would light up a room and her laughter was contagious. We always enjoyed her when we got together. She will be missed.

  • Chris and Linda Petroff Posted June 2, 2021 8:18 am

    Bonnie and Lee,

    Sending sympathy and prayers for you all

  • Lynn & Joan Black Posted June 2, 2021 10:48 am

    Bonnie & Lee, we are so sorry to read about your loss, you folks are in our thoughts & prayers!!

  • Lynn & Joan Black Posted June 2, 2021 10:52 am

    Bonnie & Lee, we are sorry to read about your loss, you folks are in our thoughts & prayers!

  • Dan and Bette Twarling Posted June 2, 2021 12:47 pm

    We were so sad to hear of Kaete’s passing. We know she’s in a better place but she will be greatly missed by so many. She was such a sweet person. Thinking of your whole family and praying for God to give you strength during this very difficult time. Sincerely, Dan & Bette Twarling

    • Amy (Twarling) Barry & family Posted June 2, 2021 9:40 pm

      Molly, Lee, & Bonnie and family,
      Sending you our deepest thoughts & prayers at this time. I’m so sorry to hear of Katie’s passing. God Bless

  • Ken Wurdeman Posted June 2, 2021 3:13 pm

    Matt, you have our sympathy. Ken, Chong and Silas Wurdeman

  • Rod Wurdeman Posted June 2, 2021 3:22 pm

    So sorry Matt..glad Cindy and I got to see her at your house

  • Lee Wigert Posted June 2, 2021 4:38 pm

    My sincere thoughts and prayers go out to all of Kaete’s family and friends. May God Bless each of you and hold you in God’s hands during this very trying time. We give thanks that Jesus Christ has defeated death and the grave. May God come as healing presence and heal you in mind, body and spirit.

  • Jerome Heuertz Posted June 2, 2021 5:17 pm

    So sorry to hear of your loss.. You are in our hearts and prayers

  • James Prange Posted June 2, 2021 7:00 pm

    There is little anyone can do or say at a time like this, but I wanted you to know that my thoughts and my deepest sympathy are with you during these trying times.

  • Greg and Holly Ham Posted June 4, 2021 10:19 pm

    Our hearts ache for you so. Gone to soon. She was a beautiful person!

  • Kathy Howard Gaines Posted October 8, 2021 1:25 pm

    I just saw this and am so sorry for your loss. I remember Kaetie and Molly as little girls. Yo all are in my prayers. God bless.

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