GATES—Donna Gaye Gates, 74, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family Sept. 25, 2012.
Donna was born to Osa and John Lloyd on Nov. 25, 1937, in Indianapolis, Ind. She married Bob Gates Sept. 1, 1956, in Los Angeles, Calif.
In 1968, they moved to Florence, where they raised their three children.
Donna’s early career was at the Florence Clinic working for Dr. A.J. Brauer. She and Bob moved to Yuma, Ariz., during their retirement before returning to Florence in 2005 to be closer to their family.
She is survived by her husband, Bob Gates, of Florence; and her children: David Gates and his wife, Fawn, of Florence; Steve Gates and his wife, Lori, also of Florence; and Barbara (Gates) Munsterman and her husband, Paul. She was very proud of her six grandchildren: Jason Gates, Nathan Gates, Heather (Gates) Westfall, Jonathan Gates, Erin (Munsterman) Pennington and Megan Munsterman; and her great-grandsons, Casey Pennington and Rye Westfall.
She will be greatly missed by all. A celebration of life will be held in the spring of 2013.
Arrangments are being made through Burns’s Riverside Chapel Florence Funeral Home.
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