Jeanne Elinor Bates

jeanne bates

March 9, 1930 ~ June 7, 2016

Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Jeanne Elinor Bates, born March 9, 1930, died June 7, 2016, beloved wife of Col. James D. Bates who preceded her in death in 2011. Survived by two sons, Raymond and Kenneth; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Jeanne lived a full life as an Army wife, horsewoman, grade school teacher, three time President of PEO Chapter FW, Catholic Choir organist and member for over 75 years, and docent to the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center. She taught English Pony Club, fox hunted, and drove antique buggies. Jeanne assisted with evacuating women and children from Saigon during the fall of South Vietnam. Private family interment, Ft Logan National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to PEO FW Cottey College fund, 1000 W. Austin, Nevada, MO 64772. ***

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  1. I am so sorry to hear of Jeanne’s passing. What a special sweet lady as was the Colonel….a priceless couple. As their letter carrier for many years on Kingsbridge it was truly a treat for either of them to greet me at the mailbox…..always with a smile. I missed them dearly when they moved but did occasionally see them. You were blessed with such a loving couple and I hope the pleasant memories and knowing they’ve reunited will bring you peace.

  2. I was so sad to learn about Jeanne. We enjoyed her at Red Hats and I enjoyed her horse stories and how much she loved to ride. She was such a special, sweet lady. My deepest sympathy to her family.

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