Jeffery Dean Bates passed away in Denver, Colorado on June 5, 2008. He was 43. Jeff was born August 25, 1964 to Frank Edward and Clarabelle Jean Bates in Moab, Utah. He grew up and attended schools in Moab.
Jeff married Tracy Taylor, they have a son Kyle. They were later divorced. Jeff married Carla Nichols and helped her raise her daughters.
Jeff is survived by his son Kyle of Denver, Colo.; wife Carla and daughters Brooke and Megan of Fruita, Colo.; brother Harley (Lorraine) Bates of Moab; sisters Wilma (Leo) Collins, Hotchkiss, Colo., Glenna Thomas, Fruita, Colo., and Kathy (Robert) Engstrom, Las Vegas, Nev. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, stepfather Harley Blanchard, brother James, and nieces Tammy Lammert and Pamela Seely.
Graveside services will be held at the Sunset Memorial Cemetery in Moab, Saturday, June 14 at 2 p.m.