Wallace M. Bates, former resident of South Salt Lake, passed away March 15, 1992, in Alburquerque, New Mexico where he had been living with his daughter and her family.
Mr. Bates was the ninth child of a family of 11 children born to Hyrum Daniel and Bertha Kinsey Bates in a log house in Park City, Utah, May 15, 1909. He was an electrician by trade and worked with the Civil Service as well as in the Silver King Mine in Park City. He was married to Lois Nowlan and together they had three children: Betty Jane, Fredrick George and Doris Irene. Mr. Bates was preceded in death by his wife Lois, his daughter Betty, son Fred.He is survived by his daughter, Doris Irene Beauchamp; his sister, Pearl Bates, Rexburg, Idaho; 12 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; numerous other relatives.
Mr. Bates will be greatly missed by his family as well as by our community. Sections of the park at 4th East and 33rd South were named after Mr. Bates for his contributions to this area. He will be remembered by many who lived next to or frequented the park as the unoffical caretaker of the park's ducks and geese.
Funeral services Saturday, March 21, 2 p.m., Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary, 10600 South 1700 East, where friends may call one hour prior. Interment, Larkin Sunset Gardens.
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