Obituary: Mildred Bates

Mildred Bates

Mildred Bates

Mildred Bates, 89, of Kingman passed away Monday, April 5, 2010, in Kingman. She was born June 4, 1920, in Madisonville, Ky. She came to Kingman 28 years ago from California. Mildred was a high school graduate and worked as a classified mail clerk at Rand Corporation in Santa Monica, Calif. She was affiliated with the Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center. She developed many friendships at the Senior Center over the past 18 years.

Mildred is survived by two sons, Larry (Janet) Bates and Daryl (Melissa) Bates, both of Kingman. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, her parents, Mattie Riche and Dewey Roberts, and her only sister, Lorene Dockery.

A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date for friends and family at the Heidenreich Center.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to the Kingman Regional Medical Center Hospice, 1790 Sycamore, Suite 5, Kingman, AZ 86409.