Colette Gates

Born: Sun., Nov. 7, 1954
Died: Tue., Apr. 23, 2019


Potluck Gathering

10:00 AM Sun., May 19, 2019
Location: Roy Raley Park


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Colette Gates was born November 7th, 1954 in Rexburg Idaho to Hallie Davidson (Mortensen) and Faron Davidson. She passed away in her home in Pendleton April 23, 2019 at the age of 64.

Colette was raised on a farm and attended her schooling in first Moses Lake and then finished in Ephrata. At age 18 she married Ed Gates and later gave birth to Mandy Nichole Gates before divorcing. She gave birth to Ryan Faron Gates whom she raised before moving to first Hermiston and then later Pendleton, where she has resided since.  

Being raised on a farm and holding down multiple jobs over many years, she was a hardworking and capable mother. She loved to cook, kept an immaculate home, and was always growing a variety of plants. Until health issues made it impossible to do so, she worked as a medical aid in a nursing home and part time in the local middle school cafeteria. Even after health issues prevented her from working, she was always looking for jobs she could do.

Colette is preceded in death by father Faron, and siblings Alta, Jane, and Gary. Colette is survived by mother Hallie, siblings Susan, Dorothy, Lottie, Lanney, and Warren, and children Mandy and Ryan. All of these she loved deeply and was loved deeply by in return.

A celebration of life and potluck will be held May 19th at Roy Raley Park from 10 to noon.

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Debra Lake Connelly
   Posted Fri May 03, 2019
I was so sorry to hear of Collete's passing. I went to school with her in Ephrata. My Dad worked for the city of Ephrata with Ed's Dad. Collete was always a warm and caring person. We had fun in the classes we had together. My deepest sympathies to the family!

Elaine Lizotte Underwood Miller
   Posted Sat May 04, 2019
I'm so sorry to hear the loss of Colette! She and Ed were great friends of Phil & me a few years ago when Mandy & Lesa were little. (Mandy was a baby.) Prayers with comfort & strength to her children and siblings/family & friends! May God Bless her and EVERYONE she loved! Rest In Paradise, Colette❣ 💗⚘

Trudie Damskov
   Posted Sun May 05, 2019
I am sorry to hear that Collett has passed. We were class mates in Junior high and High School. We had lots of laughs together. She was such a good hearted person. My prayers are with her family at this difficult time. Rest in peace Collett.

Trudie Damskov
   Posted Sun May 05, 2019
I am sorry to hear that Colette has passed. We were class mates in Junior high and High School. We had lots of laughs together. She was such a good hearted person. My prayers are with her family at this difficult time. Rest in peace Colette.

Maggige & Wayne Whallon
   Posted Sun May 05, 2019
We were so sad to hear of Colette's passing. We spent a lot of time with Ed & Colette when we all lived in Wilson Creek. She was a great mother, house keeper and cook. She was a caring friend that was always ready to help someone. She was funny beyond belief. We have wonderful memories of that goofball. Our condolences to the Davidison family. R.I.P. my friend.

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