William B. Coates, resident of Pueblo West, born February 18, 1926, died October 29, 2005, in his 79th year. Preceded in death by his parents, Ida M. Coates and Arthur B. Coates of Beckley, West Va.; one granddaughter; one great-granddaughter; and three sons-in-law. Survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary; four daughters: Bonnie (John) Reid, and Connie Wynkoop in Virginia, and Donna (David) Heimke and Debbie (John) Bauers in Colorado; his two brothers: Phillip in Arizona and A.B. in Maryland; 9 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren with two more anticipated. Bill's government service included 20 years in the US Navy, and 12 years with the FAA. He will be interred at Ft. Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Colorado. The family and friends will celebrate his life at Majestic Baptist Church, at the corner of Purcell and Hemlock, in Pueblo West, on Wednesday, November 2, 2005, at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow on Friday at Ft. Logan National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Majestic Baptist Building Fund in Bill's honor, 434 S. McCulloch, #1 Pueblo West, Co. 81007. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. We are so glad our lives crossed each other in Bethel, Alaska. Bill and Mary’s christian example made an impact on our lives as they took us in as family. We remember their visit to Michigan and how it meant so much to us.
    We send our love and prayers to the family, Rex and Bethel

  2. Mary,

    I am thinking of you and your family and remembering cousin Bill very fondly.
    Love to all,
    Sally Carothers Dwyer

  3. Bud always enjoyed talking with Bill It wasour pleasure to share time with him and Mary in Alaska. We look forward to our reunion with Bill in heaven. We have Bill’s family in our prayers.

  4. Dear Mary, Debbie, John, Donna & Dave,

    Mike and I send our love & prayers. We know that there was a celebration in heaven this week as Bill entered the gates of heaven. Oh the memories that we have. I’ll never forget Bill & Mary for taking a little missionary girl under their wing and sharing their love, life, and lessons. Our prayers are with you all during this time. We love and miss you!

    Mike & Karen Maguire

  5. Dear Mary, Donna & Dave,

    Our condolences to you at this time of loss. Our prayers are certainly with you.

    Keith & Karen Colvin
    Soaring Eagles Christian Center

  6. Such sad news…:( He will really be missed!

    Blessings to his family during this time of sorrow…

    God Bless…Charlotte

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