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NEWPORT NEWS - Mary Ruth Bates Gauthier, age 80, went to be with the Lord, on Tuesday, November 26, 2013. Mary retired from NASA after 31 years of service as a Supply Clerk. She loved animals, gardening, reading and traveling to new places and playing cards, especially "Texas Holdem". She was a loving mother and grandmother. Survivors include her two daughters, Ruth Ann Gauthier of Hampton, Virginia Lynn Coffin and Johnny of Williamsburg, her son, Jack W. Gauthier and Nancy of Hayes, one brother, Charles Edward Bates of VA; four grandchildren, Nicholas Adkins and Latesha, Zachary Gauthier, Jessie Brittian and Holly Oliver and two great-grandchildren, Branden and Britney Adkins. She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Jack Gauthier. A funeral service will be held on Monday, December 2, 2013 at 1:30 PM in the W.J. Smith & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Roger Allen officiating. Burial will follow in the Hampton Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday, December 1, 2013 from 4 to 5 PM at the funeral home. Please leave condolences at www.wjsmithandsonfh.com

Published in Daily Press on Dec. 1, 2013
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