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Robert Orr Bates

Robert Orr Bates passes away Friday, May 18 in Portland, of lung cancer. Bates was 64 years old.
   A retired logger, Bates was a resident of Vernonia until moving to Prineville about a year ago. He is survived by his wife, Judy (Fetherston) Bates; sons, Douglas R. and Harold Dwayne Bates; brother William T. Bates; one sister, Neddie Kittenger and five grandchildren.
   It has been suggested that those wishing to make a memorial contribution in Mr. Bates memory can direct them to the American Cancer Society.
   Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, May 22 at the Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.