|Birth: ||Jul. 14, 1898|
|Death: ||Oct. 4, 1991|
From the Allison Tribune October 12, 1991
Adah R. Gates
Funeral services for Mrs. Galen (Adah) Gates, 93, formerly of Green and Marble Rock were held Monday October 7, 1991 at Reid's Funeral Chapel in Marble Rock with Rev. Shirley Meendering of the Marble Rock United Methodist Church officiating. Burial was in the Hillside Cemetery, Marble Rock.
Adah R. Hesalroad was born July 14, 1898, five miles west of Greene in Coldwater Township, a daughter of Lewis and Lizzie (Pringle) Hesalroad, and died at the Trinity Regional Hospital in Fort Dodge.
She received her education in rural schools near Greene and graduated from Greene High School in 1917.
On June 16, 1917, she was united in marriage to Galen Russell Gates. Following their marriage. They moved onto the gates family farm South of Marble Rock. To this union was born one son, Claire Eugene Gates on March 6, 1922.
Claire achieved the rank of Army Air Force Lieutenant, who died in service to his country on August 21, 1944, while on a high formation flight at Model, Colorado.
Adah and Galen retired from farming on March 1, 1949 and began traveling throughout the United States. For many years, they spent winters in Florida and Texas and summers at the farm. During those years of traveling, she worked as a waitress, engaged in laundry work and was a house mother at a girls school in California. She care for elderly women in their homes in Montana and worked at Allen Hospital in Waterloo as an aide.
On November 4, 1959, Galen died at Grand Canyon, Arizona. Adah returned to Cedar Falls where she lived until 1964 when she moved to Greene. She entered the Friendship Haven Village in Ft. Dodge in 1982.
Adah had a great love to travel. She took several trips throughout Europe, the Orient, Hawaii and Mexico. She enjoyed to sew and do handwork and was an avid cross word puzzle fan and bridge player.
She had been a member of the United Methodist Church in Marble Rock since 1917 and was a member of the Marble Rock Legion Auxiliary.
She leaves to join her husband; son; her parent; a sister Amy Shook; and two brothers, William James and Dean Crosby.
Survivors include two sister; Osea Kingery of the Western Home in Cedar Falls and Leah White Quick of Shady Lane Home in Wadena, MN; one brother Paul Everette Hesalroad of Aunt Ellen's Home in Fort Dodge; and many nieces and nephews.
Lewis Wellington Hesalroad (1874 - 1929)
Sarah Elizabeth Pringle Hesalroad (1877 - 1961)
Galen Russell Gates (1892 - 1959)
Claire Eugene Gates (1922 - 1944)*
Adah Rosella Hesalroad Gates (1898 - 1991)
Amy K Hesalroad Shook (1900 - 1987)*
Osea Plooma Hesalroad Kingery (1902 - 2000)*
Paul Everette Hesalroad (1905 - 1991)*
William James Hesalroad (1907 - 1909)*
Leah Esther Hesalroad Quick (1911 - 1998)*
Dean Alvin Crosby (1918 - 1991)*
Created by: Deb Kent
Record added: Jun 18, 2011
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