Anita Joyce (Garrison) Bates

Born: Sat., Oct. 8, 1932
Died: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Fri., Aug. 10, 2018
Location: Burns Mortuary

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Anita Joyce Bates, 85 of Pendleton died Friday August 3, 2018, at her home.She was born October 8, 1932. Services will be held Friday, August 10, 2018 at 1:00 pm at Burns Mortuary of Pendleton. Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. Sign the online guestbook at

Anita Joyce Bates, 85 of Pendleton, Oregon died on Friday, August 3, 2018 at her home. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, August 10, 2018 at Burns Mortuary of Pendleton at 1:00 p.m. with burial to follow in Skyview Memorial Park. Joyce Bates was born on October 8, 1932 in Mountainair, New Mexico to James Wesley Garrison and Hester Frances Reed. She graduated from Mountainair, New Mexico. She married David Eugene Bates on October 12, 1952 Joyce worked for The Bon Marche for thirteen years and The Emporium for seven years. She cooked for the Barnett & Rugg Ranch for many summers. She was a lifelong member Assembly of God Church where she taught for 47 years in various departments. Her favorite was the coordinator of the girls club “Missionettes”. She is survived by her husband, David E. Bates of Pendleton, sister, Wanda Jackson of Aztec, New Mexico; Son, David Bates of Sutherlin, Oregon; Daughters, Janice Callis of Amarillo, Texas, and Lenora Curtis, of Walla Walla, Washington. Nine Grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She is proceeded in death by her parents, James & Hester Garrison, five sisters and 3 brothers.

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   Posted Wed August 08, 2018
Some of my best memories are serving with Joyce as a Missionette leader. Such a sweet and inspirational lady, touch the hearts and lives of many girls and fellow volunteers. Rest peacefully with our Lord and Savior -- well done good and faithful servent

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