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Mary Lee Bates

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Mary was the family unofficial ambassador. She and Mel made every effort to attend any family gathering: weddings, dinners, reunions, memorials etc. These events sometimes entailed long drives and many hours away from home. We are most thankful for their efforts. I have many great memories of our childhood as well as events in our adult lives. Mary has been a wonderful sister to me. The family will miss her terribly


Posted by: Lora Bell Stram - Woodburn, OR   May 26, 2012

Mary was a significant part of the 'village' that helped raise all of us Daubles. Mary continued to be a major influence throughout my life as an educator,mentor and confident. Along with my mother she was a role model for women to excel as a homemaker,in service to the community and, professionally, in a leadership capacity.Her influence will continue in all who had the memorable experience of knowing her.


Posted by: Darcy Dauble - Walla Walla, WA   May 26, 2012

My prayers are with you all. Her obituary is very nicely done. I have always admired her passion as a librarian. Bless you all at this time of loss. Love, Pam Nelson


Posted by: Pam Nelson    May 25, 2012

I send my thoughts and prayers to Mel and family. I will miss my best friend. Mary had a heart of gold and I feel lucky to have known her.


Posted by: Betty Ehlers - Vancouver, WA   May 25, 2012

Thank you Aunt Mary for being a wonderful aunt. You always had an encouraging word. I'll never forget your visit to Crested Butte. It meant a lot to me. God bless you, Rest in peace My condolences; Uncle Mel, Kathy, Marge, Richard and Ron and your families. Love, Linda


Posted by: Linda Bates - Olympia, WA   May 25, 2012

Mel, you and Mary were helpful to me as a young pastor. I am thankful for knowing Mary and the family. Remember the Living Nativity Scene and the tape recording we made? We had great times. Thank you and may God continue to be with you. Greetings to the family.


Posted by: Rev. Jay Warden - Onset, MA   May 25, 2012

Condolences to the family of Mrs. Mary Bates, a wonderful person who started the BMCC Library where I work as a Library Assistant today.


Posted by: Paula Martin - OR   May 24, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Accept our sympathy.


Posted by: Jack and Beverly Carstensen - Norwalk, OH   May 24, 2012

We will miss you very much, Aunt Mary. Our love and thoughts to Uncle Mel and the rest of your family.


Posted by: Steve and Peggy Bennett - Boise, ID   May 24, 2012