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Irene May Bates

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August 2, 1921 - August 10, 2015 Irene May Bates passed away at home in Venice, Ca. at 94 years of age. She was the inspiring mother of Lynda, Peter, John and Nicholas, doting grandmother of eleven and great-grandmother of twelve. Born in Manchester, England, she married the love of her life, Bill who adored her until the day he passed away in 2012 after 71 years together. Emigrating to the U.S. in 1967, she went back to school, eventually earning a PhD from UCLA at age 70. Her studies led to her publications of many articles, papers and books, including Lost Legacy and Voyage of Discovery. Cherished and admired by so many for her gentle warmth and inexhaustible caring, along with a penetrating practical wisdom, her presence lives on in the hearts of all those lucky enough to have known her. A memorial service will be held to celebrate her life at The Lake Shrine in Pacific Palisades on October 16 2015.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Aug. 14 to Aug. 16, 2015
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