Donald Earl Yates, born December 26, 1932, in a small Missouri town, passed away peacefully on Friday evening, February 22, 2013, at Ukiah Valley Medical Center in the company of family and dear friends.
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A resident of Willits for the last 43 years, he raised a family, conducted a successful business, and was a pleasure to those who knew and respected him.
He is survived by his son, Jeff Yates, and grandson Joshua Yates of Redwood Valley; his grandson and granddaughter, Jeremy Yates and Brandi Cameron, both of Willits; daughter-in-law Dawn Cameron of Laytonville; his loving companion, Barbara Ringer, of Willits; by Julia Chapman of Bakersfield, and many more.
A graveside service will be held at Willits Cemetery on Highway 20 at noon on Sunday, March 3. All who knew Donald are welcome to attend.
Published in Willits News from Feb. 28 to Mar. 27, 2013