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Obituary for Gary Kenneth Yates

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Gary Kenneth Yates

June 18, 1947 - June 22, 2017

Gary Kenneth Yates

June 18, 1947 – June 22, 2017

Gary Kenneth Yates, 70, passed away on June 22, 2017 after a short battle with pancreatic cancer.

He was born on June 18, 1947 to Kenneth and Patricia Yates in Buffalo, NY and graduated from Ogden High School.

Gary enjoyed being a trucker most of his adult life until he retired 5 years ago.

Gary is survived by his mother; Patricia, sister; Peggy Yates DeVaul, brother; Jim Yates, nephews; Douglas DeVaul, Terry DeVaul, Ryan DeVaul and Timothy DeVaul, and his niece; Michelle DeVaul Zerba.

He is preceded in death by his father; Kenneth Yates.

Entombment at Leavitt’s Aultorest Mausoleum.

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Born: June 18, 1947
Died: June 22, 2017

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Vicki Thiel posted on 6/30/17

To the Yates and Duval Family: The loss if a family member is hard no matter how we prepare for it, it's still a great loss. Please know that our praying for comfort for you all. We all have to look to the resurrection when all our loved ones will be brought back. When younger sad, remind yourselves Jehovah's promises. Thinking and praying for comfort and strength. Agape Rick and Vicki Thiel


Shane Draney posted on 6/28/17

I too have so many great memories of being with Gary he taught me about just about anything and everything I ever wanted to know, there just wasn't nothing Gary didn't seem to know. I remember at a young age going for many rides with Gary in his many different cars and even in his dump truck, what a blast. He used to call me up and say why don't you come over for some Kentucky Fried Chicken' I would say I'll be right there. I remember this one time Gary called me up late one afternoon and said "Do ya want to go for a ride?" I said yeah, so he came and picked me up in his Mercury station wagon, the next thing I knew I had fallen asleep in the back seat only to wake up in Dallas Texas we walked out on the gulf of Mexico water then he said let get the hell out of here, that's the way it was to have fun rides with Gary' ya just never knew for sure where you would go; we had many adventures going to place I would have never gone other wise unless I was with old Gary. You know it's all so interesting isn't it how we touch each others lives in ways that are so meaningful we mold and shape each other, I am quite confident I will see old friend Gary again. ~ I dreamed of an easy path I walked once, the trail was well used the trees were parted nicely and the smell joined with the sounds of life were everywhere, I heard the sound of my mother and father and my daughter who walked this path before” me, ah there is my brother Mike and Annie and sister knee knee; ” they are all gathered hand in hand glancing an chuckling at me I smiled back at them. There was a captivating stream flowing beside this path its water sparkled” like snow in the sun, my eyes followed it and there” it flowed from the eyes of those whose joy could not be contained. ~ Shane


Danny Draney posted on 6/28/17

Gary was a good kind frend, he always like to drive. He took my brothers and myself many places. He had such a dry sense of humor. My family had many good laughs with him. He would break us up often. Rest in peace my good kind friend. I will always smile because of your memory. Danny Draney