Constance L. ‘Connie’ Bates STATESMAN JOURNAL


Feb. 2, 1937 - May 11, 2001


SALEM (MARION CO.)- Connie Bates, 64, died Friday.


She was born Feb. 2, 1937 in Denver, Colo. She moved as a child to California and attended schools there. She married Donald A. Bates on April 18, 1956. They resided in Santa Rosa, Calif., until moving to Springfield, Ore., in 1979. They moved to Salem in 1984 and had been here since that time. She was a member of North Salem Baptist Church. She enjoyed reading.


Survivors include her husband, Donald A. Bates; sons, David of Santa Rosa, and Dennis and Christopher, both of Salem; daughter, Denis Sherman of Bend; brothers, Tom, Dan and James Melavic, all of Sacramento, Calif.; sister, Margaret Farvuzzi of Sacramento; and seven grandchildren.


Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Keizer Funeral Chapel. Contributions: American Lung Association, 9320 SW Barbur Blvd. Suite 140, Portland, OR 97219 or Multiple Sclerosis Society, 1650 NW Front Ave. Suite 190, Portland, OR 97209.

Constance Louise Melavic Bates