Phillip Marshall Gates, age 22, left us on January 6, 2005.
Marshall was born April 8, 1982 in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Kevin P. Gates and Camille Henrie Gates. He graduated from Cottonwood High School in 2000, and received his degree from San Diego City College in 2004. He worked for New Freedom Mortgage in Salt Lake City for the past several years as he attended school. He also worked for Frank & Sons Construction Company in San Diego, California. He was scheduled to begin a management trainee program at the Mauian Hotel in Hawaii this month. Marshall had been accepted by San Diego State University to attend in the fall of this year.
Although his life was too short, Marshall touched all that knew him with his infectious smile and generous nature. From the time he was a young boy, he was tender-hearted and generous toward those less fortunate than he. Marshall loved to have a good time with his many friends and family. He loved to play and watch sports. He was a season ticket holder to San Diego Padres, San Diego Chargers and the Utah Jazz, a game of which he attended the night before he left us. He also enjoyed playing softball, golf and bodybuilding.
Those who know him know that Marshall had struggled with an addiction and had successfully completed rehab a year ago. He was feeling great and repeatedly expressed to his family and friends how happy he was with his new life and had positioned himself for a bright future. Marshall had it all. Love. Intelligence. Personality. Looks. And a great future with many opportunities.
As he was deeply loved he will be greatly missed.
Marshall is survived by his best friend and father, Kevin P. Gates, his mother Camille (Cami) Henrie Gates, sister, Chanel (15), brother Malone (14), grandmother, Ruby Pierce Gates. Also, he leaves behind Celeste Gates, Linda Gates, Brandie Frommelt, Amy Mortensen, Danielle Owen, Blake Edwards, Nathan Vranes, Cachel Rupp and Sean Frommelt, and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Marshall had a very special relationship with his grandpa ("Crumpa") Arvel Henrie, who preceded him in death, as did his grandmother Ione Henrie, grandfather Phillo Gates, and cousin Jeff Ricks.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 S. Redwood Rd where a viewing will be held and friends and family may call Monday evening 5-8 p.m. and Tuesday 12:30-1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the "Angel Fund" at Narconon Southern California Inc., Highway 79, Warner Springs, CA, 92086.