Mary Iva Gates

June 14, 1941June 27, 2018

Mary Iva Gates was born on June 14, 1941 and passed away on June 27, 2018.


Mary Iva Gates

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Jan Williams

July 23, 2018

To the loving family of Mary Iva Gates:

I knew Mary for many many years. When she moved to Florida we slowly lost touch, but I have fond memories of her as a friend, sister in Christ Jesus, and dedicated librarian. We always shared stories about work, had great times going out for dinner at Outback, and sometimes celebrated birthdays with Dorothy Kuwahara. I even took a course with her taught by Lena Allen Shore at her recommendation. For many years we sat together at church, Calvary Chapel, Philadelphia, Pa. She loved her family and spoke of each and every one of you endlessly. She adored books (especially Robert Munsch books), her parrot, other birds, and her cats. She faithfully followed the home teams in sports. Mary was a fun loving person. Now I only wish I had stayed in better contact with her especially after learning that she was having serious health issues. I send my deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathy to all of her family. I want to thank Judy for calling me after hearing my birthday wish to Mary on her phone. I trust Mary's pain is over and she is with her Saviour and Lord, Jesus Christ. May you all find God's comfort in your deep loss. We miss you, Mary. Your friend, Jan Williams