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Obituary: Bates Louis Brian

12/24/1922 ~ 9/2/2003

Bates Louis Brian passed away on Tuesday, September 2, 2003 at the age of 80.

He was born December 24, 1922, in Salt Lake City, Utah, the eldest of three children born to Lester Monroe and Zella Mae Bates Brian. He was raised in Provo and Salt Lake City where he received his early education. He joined the CCC's and then went to Oakland, California, where he worked in the shipyards before serving in the Army.

He married Marian Viola Lee on January 7, 1944, in the Salt Lake Temple. He received his bachelor's degree from University of California at Berkeley and master's degree from San Francisco State University. He taught for 34 years in secondary education and Chabot College in Hayward, California. From 1962 to 1963, he attended the Goethe Institute in Germany where he learned to speak the language fluently. Many years were devoted to his watercolor paintings. He taught classes as well as produced many fine works.

He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many positions, some of which were counselor in a Stake Presidency in Hayward, California and counselor in the Swiss Temple, where he and Marian served a fulltime mission. He was also a sealer in the Swiss, Provo and Mt. Timpanogos Temples.

Marian passed away in 1990. He later married Sharron Haag. He is survived by his wife; his daughter Kathryn (Cam) Caldwell, Salt Lake City, Utah; his sons: Timothy (JoAnne) Brian, Pleasanton, California; Nathan (Adele) Brian, Chapmansboro, Tennessee; grandchildren: Steven, Kristine, Robert, Michael, Deborah, Thomas, Kelton, Jonathan; and great-grandchildren, Kathryn and Aaron. He was preceded in death by his mother; father; wife, Marian; sister, Nancy Kuhl; and brother, Tom Brian.

Funeral services will be held on Sat., September 6, 2003 at 10 a.m. in the Hillcrest 3rd Ward Chapel (1120 North 150 West, American Fork.)

A viewing will be held Fri., September 5, from 6-8 p.m. at the Anderson and Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North, American Fork and also one hour prior to the services at the church. Interment will be in the Santaquin City Cemetery.