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Burt C. Bates


   Burt Clinton Bates 62, passed away April 27, 2015 at his apartment in Idaho Falls following a lingering illness.

Burt was born Aug. 20, 1952 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, the son of Wendell Albert Bates and Joyce Watts Bates. He graduated form South Fremont High School and received a Associates Degree from Idaho State University.

He married Connie Davis and Lori Evans and was divorced from both. While living in St. Anthony he was active in the Fremont County Search & Rescue, Fremont County Ambulance and served as deputy sheriff in Fremont Co.

He joined the U.S. Army in l972 and was honorably discharge in l979 he then joined the National Guard and was discharged at the rank of Master Sergeant/1st Sergeant in 2012. He was a member of American Legion Post 97 in Irwin, Idaho. He was also a member of the Eagles Lodge #576. He enjoyed radio communications and spending time in Irwin, Idaho.

He is survived by his children, Katherine Hansen, Placerville, CA.; Christopher Davis, Vernal, UT.; Sarah Perry, St. Anthony, ID.; Elizabeth (Ernie) Lengle, Arco, ID.; and Melissa Lowry, Nampa, ID. Siblings, Robert Bates, Idaho Falls, Lorele Beverland, Arco, ID.; Shelby Pead, Casey Pead, and DeeDee Winegar, all of St. anthony, Id. 11 Grandchildren and 1 Great Grandson. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wendell Bates, Lee Pead, Joyce Pead.

Memorial services will be conducted Friday, May 1, 2015 in the Bidwell Funeral Home at 1:00 p.m. in the Bidwell Funeral Home. Family will receive friends Thursday evening 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and at the funeral home one hour prior to the services on Friday. Family request in lew of flowers make donaltions to Fremont County Search & Rescue in Burts name.


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