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Obituary: Josephine M. Bates

9/20/18 ~ 3/9/03

Josephine Bates, 84, died peacefully March 9, 2003.

She was born September 20, 1918 in Logan, Utah to Louis M and Kate Larson Wight. She married Leo Bates on July 1, 1955 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Josephine enjoyed Relief Society, Scouting, and was active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Mom spent endless hours crocheting. She worked as a grocery checker until she married and then stayed at home to be with her family. Mom enjoyed trips with dad to Nevada.

She is survived by her children, Robert Bates of Salt Lake City; John Bates, and Kathy (Gill) Sorensen of Bountiful; four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; two sisters, LaPreal Lublin, and Mary Barrus, and a brother Edwin (Ruth) Wight. She was preceded in death by her husband, two brothers and two brothers-in-law.

The family wishes to thank Community Nursing Services and Life Care Center of Bountiful for their exceptional care.

Graveside services will be held on Thursday, March 13, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. at the Murray City Cemetery, 5600 S. Vine Street. Friends may call prior to services at Russon Brothers Salt Lake Mortuary, 255 South 200 East from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Directional maps and online guest book are available at www.russonmortuary.com