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Mary Ann Bates

Mary Ann Bates Mary Ann Bates

Mary Ann Bates, age 90, of Wolf Point left this world April 14, 2022, at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow.

Mom was born Sept. 27, 1931, to Alfred and Goldie Lingle. She grew up on a small farm south of Frazer, Mont., and attended grade school at Pasture Creek and Prairie Elk. She attended Frazer High School.

Mom married Arthur I. Bates on April 16, 1950. They were married 64 years. To this union, they had four children, Ralph Bates (Vonnie), Leona Riley, Arthur W. Bates and Susie Mathison (Al Kohl). They lived on a small farm on Sand Creek, south of Wolf Point, Mont. Mom always raised a big garden and canned the produce. She loved making jams and jellies for family and friends to enjoy. Mom baked and decorated cakes from the time started her family.

After her family was grown, she started making wedding, anniversary, birthday and baby shower cakes. Mom enjoyed sewing, embroidering and playing cards and putting puzzles together. She was always up for a great game of Aggravation, which was her favorite.

Mom looked forward to going to the Wild Horse Stampede every year and never missed a one. She traveled with Dad when he hauled rodeo stock outside of the area. The biggest smile would come when she was riding on the back of a motorcycle witl1 her son and grandson.

After moving to town, mom worked at Public Drug, Trinity Hospital as a CNA, Bryan’s, the Post Office, Harada House and retired from High Plains Motors at the age of 88.

Mom was baptized on Oct. 12, 2021, at First Lutheran Church, Wolf Point, Mont., by Rev. Bonnie Novak.

The family would like to thank the staff at Valley View Nursing Home, Glasgow,

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