|Birth: ||Dec. 3, 1945|
|Death: ||Oct. 14, 2009|
Del Norte County
Shirley Alice (Welch) Bates December 3, 1945 - October 14, 2009
Beloved wife, daughter, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. Born in Bakersfield, CA, Shirley passed to be with Jesus in her Crescent City, CA home after a battle with cancer, only to have her heart fail, but not her unending love. So many of us will miss her joyful smile and positive outlook on life and remember her love for her family.
She is preceded in death by her dad, Bob Welch.
She leaves behind her lifetime love and best friend, Roy Bates; her mom, Irene Welch; her son, Roy Bates and wife Trish of Coos Bay, OR; her daughters, Sherry Bates of Crescent City, and Kathryn Shearheart of Vancouver, WA; her guardian granddaughter, Krystal; and grandchildren, Jason, Chris, Nichole, Jonathan, Kevin, Shannon and Brandon; and five great grandchildren all dear to her. She will also be deeply missed by her brother, Bobby Welch; and sisters, Marilyn Payne, and Joyce Swick and husband Harmon, all of Bakersfield; and many of her nieces and nephews who were repeatedly corrected even in their thirties if they didn't call her "Aunt Shirley."
We will love you and miss you always. No services will be held.
Published in Bakersfield Californian on October 21, 2009
Created by: Pamela
Record added: Mar 28, 2011
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