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Bettie Elizabeth (Hight) Gates

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Birth Date: August 6, 1907
Death Date: May 30, 1996
Age at Death: 88
Sex: F


Albert Ewing Gates - June 17, 1930
in Burns, Colorado. [Albert's obituary states a marriage date of June 17, 1931, in Gypsum, Colorado.]

Burial Details

Cemetery Name: Rosebud Cemetery
Cemetery Location: Glenwood Springs, Colorado


Eagle Valley Enterprise - June 6, 1996
Bettie E. Gates, 1907--1996.
Bettie E. GATES, formerly of Eagle County, died May 30 at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction of natural causes. She was 88.
A homemaker and teacher, she was born Aug. 6, 1907 in Beaver Creek, Colo., to Buron HIGHT and Etta WILSON. She spent her childhood in Gypsum, where she graduated from high school. She attended Western State in Gunnison and the University of Colorado in Greeley, earning a teaching certificate.
She married Albert Gates on June 17, 1930 in Burns, Colo. Mr. GATES died in 1959.
Mrs. GATES moved to Grand Junction from Burns 25 years ago and was a member there of the First Presbyterian Church and the Cattlewoman's Association. She enjoyed crocheting, ranching and was a rodeo grandma.
\Survivors include her son, Bill GATES of Grand Junction; daughters Betty Jo MILLER of Grand Junction, Jean STEPHENS of Gypsum, Janet MAYNE of Connifer, Colo., and Janice MULLER of Grand Junction; 17 grandchildren and three step-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Paul HIGHT.
A service of remembrance wa held June 3 at the First Presbyterian Church in Grand Junction. Dr. John BRUINGTON officiated. Burial was at Rosebud Cemetery in Glenwood Springs.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 3940 27 1/2 Rd., Grand Junction, CO 81506; or the Hospice of the Grand Valley, P.O. Box 60307, Grand Junction, CO 81506.
Grand Junction Daily Sentinel page 7A - May 31, 1996
Grand Junction Daily Sentinel page 9A - June 4, 1996


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