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Richard Bates Ivey


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Richard Bates Ivey Obituary
RICHARD BATES IVEY, 97, of Clovis, CA, passed away peacefully Thursday, April 10, 2014 at the home of his son Dan in Riverside CA. Born March 9, 1917 in Plainview, TX to William Guy and Jesse Bates Ivey, the third of five children. Bates was known as Mr. California Plan of Church Finance up and down the West Coast of CA. as he pioneered creative capital formation services for thousands of churches. He was a World War II vet and until the day he died was always a US Marine Semper Fi to the end. He married Mary Louise "Lucy" Compton December 25, 1938. She preceded him in death in 2009 after 70 years of marriage. Bates and Lucy are survived by 3 children, Don Richard Ivey and his wife, Barbara of Celina, TX, Nan Richards of McKinney, TX and Daniel Bates Ivey and his wife, Jennifer, of Riverside CA; 6 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews and friends. Bates Ivey spent more than 60 years in ministry and until his retirement was with the California Baptist Foundation. Memorial Service will be held at the Magnolia Church, 8351 Magnolia Avenue Riverside, CA. Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 10am. Family will greet friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Cecil J Pearson Scholarship fund for ministerial students at California Baptist University, 8432 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, CA 92504.
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Published in Press-Enterprise on Apr. 20, 2014
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