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Norman Gates

January 27, 1932 — November 4, 2017

Norman Wellington Gates of St. George, UT at age 85, passed away peacefully November 4, 2017 at his daughter's home in LaVerkin Utah, surrounded by family. He was born January 27, 1932 to Paul Hardy & Elizabeth Lena Isom Gates of Hurricane Utah. After graduating from High School, he was called to arms along with his National Guard 213th Artillery Battalion, to serve in the Korean Conflict. After nearly two years he was honorably released and returned home to marry his sweat-heart LaReta Church. They were sealed in the St. George L.D.S. Temple on February 27, 1952. His professional career consisted of 25 years with J.C. Penney, and then transitioned into real estate & financing, culminating with 15 years as President of Ensign Federal Credit Union of Las Vegas, Nevada.

Norman was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he demonstrated his devotion to the Savior through a lifetime of service.
Shortly after retirement he and his wife were called to serve as missionaries in the Florida, Jacksonville Mission. LaReta, his devoted wife of almost 50 years passed away in Dec. 2001. On June 13, 2003, he married Colleen Stratford in the Mt. Timpanogos temple. She brought joy back into his life.

Norman is preceded in death by his parents, his wife LaReta, sister Helen, and brother Hugh. He is survived by his wife, Colleen, his six children: Tina Belka (Paul) American Fork UT, LaRene Tullis (Kirk) LaVerkin, UT, Vickie Pulsipher (Gary) Joplin, MO, Kathie Garner (Bruce) Magna, UT, Paul Gates (Donna) Farmington, UT, Daren Gates (Crystelle) Highland, UT, and Colleen's three daughters, Terry Kelly (Brooks) St. George, UT, Laurie Aiwohi, (Nathan) St. George, UT, Christy Lewis (Steve) Hillsboro, OR, 46 grandchildren, 90 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great- grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 11:00 am with a viewing prior from 9:00-10:45 am at the LDS Chapel located at 1095 E. St. James Lane, St. George, UT. Interment will be at the Hurricane City cemetery.

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