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Carolyn J. Bates

1927 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Carolyn J. Bates Obituary
Carolyn J. Bates died Nov. 2, 2017 in Loma Linda, CA. She was nearly 91 years old. Carolyn was born in Sand Springs, OK in 1927, married Leland A. Bates (died 2005) in 1947, graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in 1954, moved with Leland to Vacaville, CA in 1956, and finally, they moved to Riverside, CA in 1969. Carolyn taught elementary school for 22 years.
Carolyn was the beloved matriarch of her family which includes a daughter, a son-in-law, 4 grandchildren, 2 grandsons-in-law, 3 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Carolyn was a generous and enthusiastic person who loved bridge, her cats, reading, and people. However, she was very distressed by the results of the 2016 national election but she still maintained her keen sense of humor. Carolyn will be greatly missed by her family and friends. In lieu of flowers please donate in Carolyn's name to Planned Parenthood.
Published in Press-Enterprise on Nov. 12, 2017
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