1914 4th Street. Marysville, WA 98270

Lenora “Beth” Bates December 19, 1948 - July 4, 2021

On Sunday, 7/4/21, Lenora Elizabeth (Beth) Bates, loving wife, mother of 3 and grandmother of 5, passed away at the age of 72.

Beth was born in Morenci, AZ on 12/19/48 to Ernest and Irene Woodle. Beth married Ken Bates on 9/12/66. Together they raised 3 children, Kimberly, Paula and Kenny.

Beth was always helping others. She was selfless and had a servant’s heart…willing to serve wherever she was needed. She had a strong love of the Lord and lived her life accordingly. She will be missed greatly.

Beth was preceded in death by her father, Ernest, and her mother, Irene. She is survived by her husband, Ken, her 3 children: Kimberly (Chris Galde), Paula (Christopher Kieland), Kenny (Michelle) and grandchildren McKinley, Kian, Kennedy, Pepper, Olaf and Aksel (the grand dog).

A memorial service will be held on 7/24/21 at 11:00 am at 92 nd Street Church of Christ, 4226 92nd ST NE in Marysville, WA.

Civil Air Patrol will be presenting colors.


  1. Karen Walter says

    My prayers are with you all. I have only wonderful and loving memories of Beth. She always helped me especially when I was a new Squadron Commander at Northshore. She gave so much to us all.
    i have thought of her often with fond memories of Arlington and Northshore Squadron’s activities which we did together. She was such a special person and although I have not been in touch with her in so long I will always remember her loving heart and graciousness.

    Thank you for letting me
    know of her passing and sending the live stream. I was honored to attend even though unfortunately not in person.


    Karen E. Walter
    LCDR, US Coast Guard (Retired)
    LT Colonel, CAP

  2. Jaynelle Stichler says

    You will live forever in my heart dear Beth. I have loved you for 68 years and you are the sister that was born in my heart. I will do my best to give comfort to your sweet family who have always been my family too. Just like old times, wait for me at the bottom of the steps!

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