Loretta B Bates was
born April 1, 1921 in Milnor, North Dakota to parents Charles
and Mabel Weisenhaus.She was one of eight children. She moved with her parents and
siblings to Aumsville in 1934. She graduated from Aumsville
School where she met her husband Fay. They were married for
67 years.She worked at Paris Woolen Mill, Salem General Hospital
and retired from Orthopedic and Fracture Clinic, after 16 years.
She enjoyed traveling, and hunting and fishing trips with
her family and friends. She also enjoyed
doing needlework projects of all kinds, and giving them to
family and friends. She loved her family. She was a very kind
person with a heart of gold. She was a wonderful
mother and wife. She will be missed.
is preceded in death by her husband Fay, brothers Clifford and
Ervin, and sister Blanche. She is survived
by her son Charles and wife Linda, Brother Floyd, sisters Allene,
Ida and Violet, grandson Greg Quintal,
(Tina) and two great-granddaughters, many nieces and nephews. At
her request there will be no
services. There will be a private family burial at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made
to your charity of choice.