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 Donald Richardson Gates

Donald Richardson Gates

Birth
Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA
Death 1 Jul 1994 (aged 72)
Anchorage, Anchorage Borough, Alaska, USA
Burial Fort Richardson, Anchorage Borough, Alaska, USA
Plot F, 0, 334
Memorial ID 687727 · View Source
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Anchorage Daily News July 6, 1994

Anchorage resident Donald Richardson Gates, 72, died July 1 at Alaska Regional Hospital. A funeral with a visitation was held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2501 Maplewood, with Bishop Steven Henderson officiating.

Mr. Gates was born July 3, 1921, in Denver. He had been an elder and member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- day Saints, Maplewood Chapel, since 1991. He was also a naval architect by trade and lifelong member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mr. Gates served in the U.S. Navy, and during World War II, was a prisoner of war for four years in a Japanese prison. His family said: "He will be greatly missed by all that knew him."

Mr. Gates is survived by his wife, Myrtie of Anchorage; son, Billy Martin Gates of Anchorage; two daughters, Lynnette Dubois of Boise, Idaho, and Kathy Weber of Woodsfield, Ohio; six grandsons, Donald Allen Gates of Portsmouth, Va., Jason Richardson Gates of San Francisco, Daniel Weber of Woodsfield, Justin Martin of Anchorage, Kenneth Scott Dubois of Seattle, and Justin Kenneth Dubois of Boise; two granddaughters, April Dubois and Paige Dubois of Boise; and two great-granddaughters, Chandler Gates of Portsmouth and Elizabeth Paige Dubois of Boise. Arrangements were handled by Witzleben's Bragaw Chapel.


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  • Maintained by: Nancy K
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 25 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 687727
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Donald Richardson Gates (3 Jul 1921–1 Jul 1994), Find A Grave Memorial no. 687727, citing Fort Richardson National Cemetery, Fort Richardson, Anchorage Borough, Alaska, USA ; Maintained by Nancy K (contributor 46949542) .