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Garth Bates

08/23/1922 - 05/17/2011

Garth Bates was born August 23, 1922 in Burley, Idaho. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Garth was a banker in Prescott, Arizona for many years, retiring as a Regional Vice President for First Interstate Bank of Arizona. He was also well known for his beautiful tenor voice, singing in both community and church events. He is survived by his daughter Susan Bates, his son Todd and his wife Margie, seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife Opal Bates, his father Arlin Henry Bates, his mother Isabelle Jenkins, and his many brothers and sisters. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 25th, from 9:00-9:45 AM at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 1155 E. Ray Road, Gilbert, Arizona. Services will follow at 10 AM. Interment will be at Heritage Memorial Park, Dewey, Arizona, at 2 PM. Arrangements by Bunker’s Garden Chapel.


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