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Matt Kohl
August 6, 1976 ~
April 13, 2019
Date of Service: April 20, 2019

Ralph Ross
May 24, 1959 ~
April 19, 2019
Date of Service: April 22, 2019

Charles D. Smith
May 23, 1945 ~
April 15, 2019
Date of Service: April 23, 2019

Harry C. Huntsinger
November 21, 1946 ~
April 17, 2019
Date of Service: April 24, 2019

Arnold Diede
March 4, 1930 ~
April 17, 2019
Date of Service: April 25, 2019

Beverly Wallace
March 21, 1931 ~
April 15, 2019
Date of Service: May 18, 2019

Stanley Durst
November 14, 1927 ~
April 13, 2019

Louie Gonzalez
June 11, 1943 ~
April 10, 2019

Gregory Parmer
July 8, 1939 ~
April 06, 2019

Daniel Ross
January 4, 1979 ~
April 04, 2019

Irene A. Kimm
August 21, 1922 ~
April 03, 2019

Anna Shannon
April 1, 1929 ~
April 01, 2019

Craig Reichstetter
June 12, 1948 ~
March 22, 2019


Louise Bates

March 15, 1942 ~ January 21, 2019

Visitation: January 23, 2019 6:00 to 8:00 P.M.
   Location: Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service
Service: January 24, 2019 3:00 P.M. Graveside
   Location: Meadowview Cemetery
Graveside Service: January 24, 2019 3:00 P.M.
   Location: Meadowview Cemetery

Louise D. Bates, 76, passed away Monday, January 21, 2019.  She was a loving, cherished wife, devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend.  She was born March 15, 1942 to Ralph and Ida Arnold in Bozeman, MT. 

Louise attended school in Manhattan, MT where she cheered for the games of the Tigers.  She especially enjoyed cheering for a certain center on the basketball team, Virgil Bates, who she later married 57 years ago.

Mom was the best cook; her specialty was her amazing fried chicken.  A meticulous homemaker, a child of God.  She also drove school bus for Manhattan for 28 years. 

A true highlight the last couple of years was her Golden Doodle dog, Mo.    

The legacy of her love will go on forever in the hearts of all who were blessed to know her.  “Fill not your heart with pain and sorrow but remember me in every tomorrow.  Remember the joy, the smiles.  I’ve only gone to rest a little while.  Although my leaving causes pain and grief, my going has eased my hurt and given me relief.  So dry your eyes and remember me not as I am now but as I used to be.  Because I will remember you all and look on with a smile.  Understand in your hearts I have only gone to rest a little while.” 

Thank you to Dr. Bethel and Dr. Hoge, Becca, and the wonderful nursing staff at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital. 

She leaves behind the love of her life, Virgil Bates.  They had three children, Debbie (Monty) Myhre, Renae (Lorenzo) Pastorino, and Dan (Amber) Bates; grandchildren, Justin (Kristy), Valerie (Doug), Tyler (Carly), Arica (Tanner), Jeremy, Isabella, Avery, and Trista; and great-grandchildren, Emma, Hattie, Ellie, Jentz, Jasper, Ava, Aunika, Wyatt, Stetson, McCoy, and McCall.  She also leaves behind two brothers, Gary (Diane) Arnold and Bob Arnold, three sisters-in-law, Pat Arnold, Connie Arnold, and Bonnie Arnold; and many nieces and nephews. 

Louise was preceded in death by her parents and her three brothers, Don Arnold, Jack Arnold, and Ken Arnold. 

Visitation with the family will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday, January 23 at Dokken-Nelson.  Graveside Services will take place at 3:00 P.M. on Thursday, January 24 at Meadowview Cemetery in Manhattan.

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