Don and Lynn Bates
(0 - 2013)

Profile:
Don and Lynn Bates

Birth:
United States of America

Passing:
Texas, United States of America
October 8, 2013


Guest Book
Don and Lynn were a wonderful & caring couple who forever changed my life after graduating high school in Brownsville in 1972.I was a member of the original 5 Eaglettes that she took with her to form her first team of Ranger Spurs in Ranger, TX. They were like step parents to us girls as well as the football team. My parents were against my going away to college; not only because it would be far from home but because they couldn't afford to send me. Mr & Mrs Bates believed in me. I am and always will be grateful for the experience, education and love they shared with me. Thank You, I love you and will miss you both.You left me & others with wonderful dance routines and memories.
Mary J. (Janie) Guerrero de Perez (Student DD)
November 12th, 2013
To the loving family of Don & Lynn,

I'm very sorry to read of your sad loss, and I want to offer my deepest sympathy to you. I hope that you won't be offended by my writing, since I don't know you; but I just wanted to share some verses of comfort with you.

Acts 24:15 promises, "that there is going to be a resurrection.'

Our loving God doesn’t cause sad things to happen to our loved ones, as James 1:13 helps us to understand, ‘When under trial, let no one say: “I am being tried by God.’ For with evil things God cannot be tried nor does he himself try anyone.’”

Isaiah 65:17b tells us that the former things will not be called to mind, neither will they come up into the heart.” - Thus the heartbreak that we experience now, won’t even be remembered after Jehovah God resurrects our loved ones; thereby undoing the sad effects of death and the pain being separated from them brings.

Revelation 21:4 tells of the time when no one will ever die again; thus no more mourning or sadness, "And (God) will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” And no sickness of any kind as Isaiah 33:24 promises, “no resident will say: ‘I am sick.’”

Older ones will grow young again as Job 33:25 promises, "Let his flesh become fresher than in youth; Let him return to the days of his youthful vigor."

And we have the promise of many who will be resurrected to life right here on the earth that will be restored to a paradise as Psalms 37:10, 11, 29 tell about!

Take care, and I hope that your memories will help you, and I hope these and other verses help too. Romans 15:4 tells us, "For all the things that were written aforetime were written for our instruction, that through our endurance and through the comfort from the Scriptures we might have hope."

To consider more of the Bible beautiful promises, please visit www.jw.org

Sincerely Yours,

Cindy Boyer
Cindy Boyer (none, just a person who c)
October 28th, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with the families of Don and Lynn.
I have known Mrs. Bates since I was 3 years old at Lynn Bates School of Dance in Bay City. And while I have not kept in touch over the years.. I still have so many wonderful memories of the amazing lady that taught me more then dance. She was a part of my life for so long and will be deeply missed.
Heather Henry (Student)
October 25th, 2013
Beverly (Means) Bilbrey was friends with Lynn since 1st grade in Cherokee, OK. Bruce met Lynn for the first time in the early '90's. Lynn was a warm, sparkling and funny person. She was beautiful inside and out. We both have fond memories of Lynn and Don, as we took trips together in the '90's. It was fun sharing their love of the outdoors and wildlife. Lynn & Don will always be in our hearts and memories! Bruce & Bev Bilbrey
Bruce & Beverly Bilbrey (Friends)
October 25th, 2013
God bless you both . May you dance across heaven together for ever . Karen (Kathi Murphys'sister)
Karen Greer-Bounds (Friend)
October 19th, 2013
My deepest sympathy for the family. One of my greatest childhood memories is dance class and the recitals over the years. Lynn and Don's story sounds like an epic romance!
Heather Middleton (former dance student)
October 17th, 2013
Lynn and I took our Dance Masters of America tests on the same day. She always had a kind word and a positive thought anytime we would run into each other through out the years. She will be missed.
Joyce Beck (Friend)
October 15th, 2013
The highlight of my childhood was taking dancing lessons. Lynn Bates made a huge difference in my life and I will be forever grateful. My condolences to the Bates family. Losing Lynn and Don at the same time. I'm sure both will be sorely missed my many. Thank you for all you did for me.
Misty McIntosh (Student)
October 15th, 2013
Lynn and Don, although I did not see you while you were in hospice, you were heavy on my mind and heart. Too many memories to even type. Teachers mentors and friends till the end. Teaching together in wharton, Bay City, traveling to NewYork, starlettes, my marriage,, and opening my shop - you will both be forever remembered as true inspirations for me! I am positive you were that for hundreds of people. I only wish I can be as inspirational to someone as you were to all.Good people are hard to find and I am glad I had the opportunity to know both of you. Lynn , I know you are dancing for Jesus and Don is in the front row. I want you to know that you brought much joy to me and set me on the path I am now! There are a few words I have to describe what you gave me, passion, clarity, confidence, calmness in the eye of the storm and a genuine love of children and dance. There is a special place for both of you in all of our hearts! Love Gina
Gina Alexander (First dance student)
October 12th, 2013
I'm sitting here thinking of the right words to say and contemplating all the memories I shared with Don and Lynn. It doesn't seem possible that there will never be another surprise meal with Lynn, Don and Katy dressed up in bow ties and tails...with a flute duet in the living room. I won't ever hear Lynn tell another story from her dance teaching past...just when I think I knew ALL of them...she would have a new one for me. I will never burn another CD for her since she always wanted new music, and I will never see their smiling faces as I walk thru the living room door...What I can do is remember the feeling I got when I was around them both. ..I can think of Lynn when I smell her perfume in the air, and one day, when it is my time, I will see them both...along with the other loved ones I have lost. One day....
Until then...I choose to live every moment with the same excitement and zeal that they both did!! Thank you Lynn and Don for making me a part of your family. I love you always and forever. -sam
Samantha Cockerham (student and friend)
October 11th, 2013
My deepest sympathy to the Bates family.
Laurie Magee (former student)
October 11th, 2013
My family along with my mother, Edna O'Neill, send our deepest condolences to the families of Don and Lynn Bates. May treasured memories of them help you through this difficult time.
Prayers and blessings.
Patti O'Neill Stolle
October 11th, 2013
My prayers and thoughts go out to Don and Lynn. I will always carry Lynn Bates in my thoughts because of what she has accomplished as a dancer and instructor. Lynn always kept me on my toes as a student of Lynn Bates School of Dance in the 70's and also the WCJC Starlettes '79-'81, and for that I completely credit her for giving me the self-confidence that still carries on for me today. Don was very supportive to Lynn's dance school as well, so my prayers go out to his family as well. What a true love story!
Billie Becak (Dance Student Friend)
October 10th, 2013
This is the memorial I set up for Don and Lynn Bates. To sign the guest book, click on the "Sign Guest Book" button below.
Abigail Wynne
October 10th, 2013
First
Prev
Next
Last
14 entries
Your Contact Details







Remember to proofread. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit.

Select an icon to go along with your message.
Standard Icon - Default (Free)


Premium Icons - Optional ($5 each)

Adding a premium icon to the memorial helps make your comment standout. You can mark a birthday, leave a flower, or just show the family or friends of the person you are thinking of them. iLasting uses the revenue generated from these icons to continually update the site.

Candles

"I will miss you both terribly but I know you are free from pain and discomfort. Lynn, you have been my best friend and conscience. Don, you have been so strong and always smiling. I love you both."
Lana Wynne
October 15th, 2013

Comment

You have 250 characters left.

Share With Family & Friends


Email

to multiple people.

Create a Memorial

Create your own memorial website and then have family and friends contribute their memories.

Get Updates

Add your email below to be notified when visitors post to this memorial.