David Gates

December 30, 1983April 23, 2013
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David Quiroz Gates, 29, passed away on April 23, 2013. He was born on December 30, 1983 in El Paso, Texas to John and Ann Gates. David graduated from El Paso High School in 2002 and received his Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Science at the University of Texas at El Paso in 2009. David worked as a biologist for an environmental consulting firm in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was an avid environmentalist who loved the desert and all its beauty. David is survived by his parents John and Ann Gates; sister Andrea Gates-Ingle and husband Stephen Ingle; sister Cecilia Gates; grandfather David Q. Gates and wife Lucille Gates; aunt Renee O’Donnell and husband David O’Donnell; aunt Nancy Wodell and husband Rue Wodell; aunt Elsa Villa and husband Carlos Villa; uncle and godparents Reynaldo Quiroz and Nancy Quiroz; aunt Catherine Crooks; and uncle Benjamin R. Quiroz. He also had numerous cousins and extended family members. David preceded in death his grandmother Virginia Crooks, who passed on Saturday, April 27, 2013. He was a good man and will be greatly missed. A Rosary Service will be held on Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home West, 128 N. Resler Dr., El Paso, TX. A Memorial Service will be conducted on Monday, April 29, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at the Keystone Heritage Park, 4220 Doniphan. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made in his name to: Keystone Heritage Park, Inc. P.O. Box 221527, El Paso, Texas 79913. Services entrusted to Martin Funeral Home West, 128 N. Resler Dr., El Paso, Texas 79912.


  • Rosary Sunday, April 28, 2013
  • Memorial Service Monday, April 29, 2013

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David Mora

May 11, 2014

I am very saddened to hear of the passing of David.He was a smart and wonderful friend.I was blessed to take some classes at UTEP with him.My deepest condolences go out to the Gates family.Love and miss you David.

Ashley Pitts

November 15, 2013

I am saddened to hear about the passing of David. For the short time I knew him I found him to be a caring and fun individual.

Ariana Garcia

May 18, 2013

My deepest sympathies and condolences I spent with david some of the best times of my life I will always remember him and regard him as my best friend. I am currently in shock and can't believe this is true but cannot imagine what you are going through. Words cannot express how I feel about this tragic loss, my prayers are with you.

Benjamin Flores

May 2, 2013

Dear Ann,

I am terrribly saddened by the loss of your son David. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

God Bless.

Raquel Rodriguez

May 1, 2013

We will always remember David so fondly. He was kind and was always smiling. May the comfort of God help you during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

April 30, 2013

Dear Ann,
we are very sorry to hear about your son. Not much can be said in this situation but all our prayers are with you and your family.
Michael and Lara Gelfond

April 30, 2013

We are so sorry to learn about your loss. Our heartfelt thoughts are with your family during this difficult time.

Sincerely yours,

Son Tran and Family (Las Cruces, NM)

Monica Nogueira

April 30, 2013

We are deeply sorry to hear about the loss of your son David. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Melissa Hernandez-Munoz

April 30, 2013

Dr. Gates,

Our prayers are with you and your family.

Richard Coy

April 30, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. Words cannot express our deepest sympathies.