Elizabeth "Betty" Bates, 75, passed away peacefully on Monday, April, 23, 2012, at Willamette Valley Medical Center in McMinnville.
She was born on April 22, 1937 to Curren and Evelyn Felker in El Verano, California. She married LeRoy Bates. He died in 1998.
She is survived by sister, Velma Felker of Silverton; brother, Bruce Felker of Silverton; her children, Milton Bates and his wife, Jerri, of McMinnville, Charles Bates of McMinnville, Allan Bates and his wife, Hannah, of Dallas, daughter, Naomi Bates of McMinnville and her six grandchildren, Nicole, Amanda, Justine, Kassidee, Jonathon and Timothy.
She served the Women's Army Corps (WACs) and was stationed in France.