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James Gates


James Gates

James David Gates passed away at his home in Goldendale on September 5, 2014. He was 64 years old. He was born in Orville, California to parents Mildred (Imrie) and James W. Gates on July 28, 1950. Jim later moved from California to Yakima where he met his wife of 40 years. He worked at the aluminum plant until its closure and was very active in the union there. Jim loved hunting, fishing and classic rock music. He was also a yard sale fanatic and collector of all things. Mr. Gates was a veteran of the United States Army.

Jim will be missed by his wife Sheila (Smart) Gates of Goldendale; daughters Brandy Bane and Amanda Walter and her husband Brandon, all of Goldendale; brother Mike Gates and John Gates both of Yakima; sisters Peggy Dollarhyde of Goldendale and Rose Haverfield of Yakima; and grandchildren BJ Walter, Kyle Bane, Makayla Walter and Mitchell Bane. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Jerry Gates.

Columbia Hills Memorial Chapel handled cremation arrangements.


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