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Dolores J. (Hay) Bateman


1933 - 2007 Obituary Condolences
Dolores J. Bateman, 74, of Alamogordo, passed away Oct. 7, 2007, in Las Cruces. She was born March 22, 1933, to George and Irene Radaker in Erie, Pa. Her family moved from Erie to Tucson, Ariz., where she met and married Ray Hay Sr. Together they had three children.
In the late 1940s they moved the family to Tularosa, where they owned and operated a Texaco service station, and then purchased and operated an additional Texaco station in Alamogordo until they built the Rollarena Skating Rink in 1961.
Dolores lost Ray when he passed away in 1968. In 1971, she married Jim Bateman, who passed away April 23, 2007. They had one son together.
She owned and operated the Rollarena Skating Rink for 32 years until she retired in August 1993. "Mrs. B." was proud to have thousands of children who grew up at the Rollarena consider her their second Mom and/or good friend.
Dolores had three sons - a deceased 2-day old infant, Jimmie Lee Bateman Jr, Raymond L. Hay Jr., of Albuquerque, and Ronald G. Hay and his partner Rick Lawyer, of Jarales; a daughter, Pam Hay Grinstead and her husband Mark, of Alamogordo; grandchildren Kara Comte and Donnie Hay, both of College Station, Texas, and Cole Grinstead of Alamogordo; three great-grandchildren, Austin Kyle Comte, Kayla Suzanne Comte, and Sydney Elizabeth Hay; a brother-in-law, Jack R. Bateman, of Locust Grove, Okla.; niece Suzi Freeman and her husband Rocco, of Palm Bay, Fla.; and nephew Greg Dearing and his partner Mable, of Albuquerque. She also leaves her beloved cats, of the family home. Her children will not only miss their mother, but their best friend.
At Dolores' request, there will be no services.
Cremation has taken place at PCS entrusted to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home.
To sign the online register book, please visit www.alamogordofuneralhome.org.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Oct. 14 to Oct. 28, 2007
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