OBITUARY

Mrs. Beatrice Bea Therese Padilla Bates

November 6, 1929June 23, 2021

Beatrice Therese Bates, 91, was born in San Antonio, Texas on November 6, 1929 to Manual and Rita Padilla.

During her childhood she moved to Los Angeles, California with her mother and grandmother. While in Los Angeles, she met the love of her life, a Marine, William A. Bates, Jr. They were married September 6, 1952 and had two daughters, Patricia and Irma.

William became a Los Angeles City Firefighter and Beatrice was a loving wife, homemaker and mother. She loved the Lord and taught her children and grandchildren to do the same.

When William retired in 1986, they moved to Marble Falls, Texas. Beatrice became an active and involved member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. She was very devoted to her duties there.

She is survived by her two daughters, Patricia Ann Bandy and husband Linzy, and Irma Kesselring. Her grandchildren Charles Stackhouse and wife Girlie, Therese Soto and husband Eli, Sandra Clarke and husband James, Linda McCollum and husband David, Laura McNeill and husband Aaron.

Great grandchildren include: Hunter Lanning, Florence Stackhouse, Brooke and Aubrey McNeill, Morgan Clarke and Katelyn McCollum.

She also leaves behind beloved cousins and many other loved family members who were a great part of her life.

Services

  • Funeral Mass

    Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Memories

Mrs. Beatrice Bea Therese Padilla Bates

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Elizabeth Rosenberger

June 30, 2021

To my beautiful Bea,

You and Bill inspired me to keep doing my best at my job. Your smile and sparkling eyes were always what I always looked forward to when I came on shift. I loved every minute I got to spend with y’all even if it was a quick hello. You were always very welcoming and very kind to me. I couldn’t be more blessed and honored to have known you and Bill. I will treasure every memory I have of y’all. Y’all became a second family to me and Y’all will always be forever in my heart. Heaven gained a beautiful angel when God called you home. Bill has his beautiful Bea by his side again. I gained another guardian angel by my side. I can’t wait to see y’all again..Sending my love and prayers up to you Bea.

To the family,
You guys will always be in my thoughts and prayers each and every day!

Karen Whitfield

June 29, 2021

Oh my what a wonderful lady thank God for me being able to be in both Mr. and Mrs. Bates life. I don't know we're to start they brought sunshine into my life cause everyday I walked into my job of a Care Specialist I new I would be smiling when I saw them. Mrs. Bea called me momma why I don't know to this day, but it was ok it made Pat and me laugh. We would say Pat your my daughter and laugh. Mrs. Bea would be waiting on me to come to work and she hear my voice and that priceless smile 😁 on her face made me feel like I was the best nurse aide in the universe. God I thank you and the family for letting me care for two special people they loved. God make no mistakes and yes it hurt to say good bye to our loved ones,but we all have to one day. I loved working for Mr. and Mrs. Bates. It's time to Fly High and Meet again in God's Heavenly Care. Pat I'm here whenever f you need me you became my sister as I cared for your parents. Your a ray of sunshine and you have that smile like your mom. So when you miss her go to the mirror and smile and she'll be right there smiling back.🙏🙏

Patricia Bandy

June 28, 2021

Checking out the roses

Patricia Bandy

June 28, 2021

Mom with Grandma Rita

Patricia Bandy

June 28, 2021

Happy Birthday!

Patricia Bandy

June 28, 2021

Best couple on the dance floor!

Patricia Bandy

June 27, 2021

Shopping at Target….no hands!

Patricia Bandy

June 27, 2021

This lady loved big salads!

Girlie Stackhouse

June 27, 2021

Taken Christmas 2018 with the family

Girlie Stackhouse

June 27, 2021

Senior sitting with our Grammy ❤❤❤

FROM THE FAMILY