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DORIS GATES


1925 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
DORIS GATES Doris Helen Gates, 92, passed away Oct. 3, 2017, in Las Vegas. She was born May 24, 1925, in Dallas, to Lela and Colonel Clayton. A true "Southern Belle," Doris lived the life of a gentle, caring and sweet woman until her passing. Doris had a career lasting 32 years as an executive level administrative assistant with Hughes AircraftAerospace Division, in El Segundo, Calif. Doris married Carl Jesse Wilson June 19, 1944, and began their loving and wonderful life adventure together. They loved square dancing, performing in many competitions throughout the southwestern U.S. throughout their life. They traveled and visited many locations throughout the world seeing and exploring as many cultures as they could. Doris was preceded in death by Carl in 1993. Doris then married Robert "Bob" Gates Oct. 22, 1996, and resided in Mesa, Ariz. and Bayfield (Durango), Colo. for their time together. Once again enjoying square dancing and traveling throughout the southwestern U.S. Doris was preceded in death by Bob in 2007. Doris lived her remaining years in Boulder City, remaining close to family until her passing. She enjoyed Lakers basketball, Dallas Cowboys football, brunches at the local casinos and playing nickels on video poker machines. Doris is survived by her and Carl's only daughter, Dolores "Dee" (Paul) Waalkes of Boulder City; and two grandchildren, Tammy Ottosen (Brandy) of Aurora, Colo. and Todd Ottosen, of Irvine, Calif. The family will be hold service at a later date at the family plot in Dallas. Family and friends can sign an online memorial guestbook at www.bouldercityfamilymortuary.com
Published in Boulder City Review on Oct. 12, 2017
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