|Birth: ||Nov. 23, 1914|
Walla Walla County
|Death: ||Aug. 19, 2006|
Emma Leora Penner Bates, age 91, passed away on August 19, 2006, in Arlington, Washington. She was born to Carl and Edith Penner on November 23, 1914, in Walla Walla, Washington.
Leora came to Darrington, Washington, in 1936, to teach school at Darrington High. There she met Faris Bates and they married in 1938. After a brief stint in Eastern Washington wheat farming, they returned to make their home east of Oso, Washington, since 1946. Leora's participation in the Oso community included 4-H Leadership, School Board, Hospital board and long time fire commissioner and supporter of Oso Fire District 25. She was a member of the Oso Community Chapel and long time member of TOPS.
Leora was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Faris M. Bates; and her oldest son, Carl M. Bates. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Loretta L. Bates; her daughter, Arliss (Carl) Moll; and son, Marc (Janet) Bates. She is also survived by grandchildren: Jeff Bates, Christopher (Crystal) Bates, Lisa (Tom) Perkins, Alex (Tanya) Moll, Eric (Paula) Moll, Brian Bates, Kevin (Erinn) Bates, and Scott (Heather) Bates. Her great-grandchildren are Julianna Bates, Jessie Hedeen and Shawn Hedeen; Caden and Cody Bates; Sara Jo, Jenny, and Tom Perkins Jr.; Ethan and Brendan Moll; Hana and Amanda Moll; Eli Bates; and Emily Bates.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, September 12, 2006, at the Arlington Assembly of God Church, 201 N. Stillaguamish Avenue, Arlington. A private inurnment will be at Darrington Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Oso Fire Department, Oso Community Chapel, Providence Hospice or charity of choice.
The Herald, September 6, 2006
Carl Bernhardt Penner (1889 - 1983)
Edith Lee Penner (1891 - 1982)
Faris M Bates (1912 - 1986)
Emma Leora Penner Bates (1914 - 2006)
Carl Henry Penner (1916 - 1990)*
Maintained by: Pat Hooper/Frances Jones
Originally Created by: Reverend Larry
Record added: Feb 11, 2012
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