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Elizabeth Jane "Bess" Little Coats
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Birth: Dec. 19, 1894
Valley View
Cooke County
Texas, USA
Death: Nov. 23, 1983
Butte County
California, USA

Cenotaph Only.

Chico Enterprise-Record, Friday Evening, November 25, 1983, pg 2 col 3. Elizabeth Coats. "Private family services were held for Elizabeth Jane Little Coats, 88, who died Wednesday in Chico after a lengthy illness.

"Mrs. Coats was born Dec. 19, 1894, in Valley View, Texas.

"She spent her earliest years living in the Indian Territory of Oklahoma, but later moved with her family to Belton, Texas, where she attended school.

"Following her graduation from San Marcos State Teacher's College, she married Dr. Howard Ray Coats and moved to Tyler, Texas, in 1918. She lived there until 1975 when she moved to Chico to be near her son.

"Active in civic, cultural and church affairs, Mrs. Coats was involved in Tyler's Rose Festival, the Tyler Woman's Forum, the Red Cross and the Tyler Mental Health Group.

"She was particularly active with the Tyler Civic Theater, serving as a 25-year member and past president of its governing board. She was also voted an honorary lifetime member of the theater.

"Her involvement also included the First Christian Church, where she served as president of the Woman's Missionary Society of the Church and as the first woman on the board of deacons.

"Survivors include her son, Dr. William H. of Chico; two brothers, Roy Little of Arlington, VA., and C.P. Little Jr. of Winchester, Va.; and three granddaughters.

"A daughter, Doris Jean Coats Decker, died in 1963.

"The Brusie Funeral Home handled arrangements."

SOURCE: Durham Cemetery (c) 1994 by Adriana Farley and Marilyn Corley. 
Family links: 
  Charles Pemberton Little (1870 - 1939)
  Margaret Elizabeth Sellers Little (1873 - 1939)
  Howard Ray Coats (1894 - 1974)
  Doris Jean Coats Decker (1918 - 1963)*
  William Howard Coats (1919 - 2008)*
  Olen Everett Little (1892 - 1945)*
  Elizabeth Jane Little Coats (1894 - 1983)
  Byron James Little (1900 - 1973)*
  Vernie Ann Little (1903 - 1929)*
*Calculated relationship
Durham Cemetery
Butte County
California, USA
Plot: 10-A , Cremains Garden, (cenotaph)
Maintained by: Adriana
Originally Created by: Laural N. D.
Record added: Apr 14, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26013410
Elizabeth Jane Bess <i>Little</i> Coats
Added by: Laural N. D.
Elizabeth Jane Bess <i>Little</i> Coats
Added by: Laural N. D.
Elizabeth Jane Bess <i>Little</i> Coats
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