Obituary of James “Jim” Bates |

Obituary of James “Jim” Bates

James “Jim” Bates passed in peace on February 2, 2016. He was 74.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 2:30-5:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 28 at the Foothills Event Center in Grass Valley.

Jim was born on October 3, 1941 in Broken Bow, OK to Joyce and Edward Bates. After high school he attended UCLA on a full ride football scholarship. He met and married the love of his life, Beth. Jim went on to become a Certified Public Accountant in 1976.

He was an avid golfer and sports enthusiast. Being a devoted and active supporter of Nevada Union High School sports and activities held a special place in his heart.

Jim was blessed with a large and loving family. He will long be remembered for his witty sense of humor and the many stories. He was larger than life and extended a welcoming presence to those whose lives he touched. He had an unwavering devotion to his clients and work.

He is survived by his devoted wife Beth; daughters Trisha (Jeff) Dellis, Melissa (Aron) Martin and Nori Bates; son Clint (Angela) Bates; grandchildren Zee and Brandon Dellis, Cody and Faith Martin and Trevor and Tristan Moore; great grandson Damian Green; brother Bill(Linda) Bates; sister, Karen Bates, numerous nieces and nephews, as well as a large extended family.

He will be deeply missed by friends, family and all who knew him.

In lieu of flowers, we would be grateful if donations be made in Jim’s honor to Nevada Union High School football, basketball or choir booster clubs.

Arrangements are under direction of Hooper & Weaver Mortuary.

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