Ronald A. Bates
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Ronald Arthur Bates, beloved husband and step-father, passed away on July 2, 2019, at the age of 69. He leaves behind his wife, Niki Bates, and step-daughter, Daniella Karli, along with his sisters, Diane Kelley and Pamela Tidwell, brother Albert Bates, and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his older brother Wayne Bates, his mother Helen Bates, and his father Milton Bates who now welcome him home. Ron was a Vietnam Veteran and proud Marine. A consummate lover of life with enormous creative talent, he enjoyed many adventures throughout his lifetime and now rests in peace with God. No more pain. A 30-minute service is scheduled for Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 11:20 AM, at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City, NV, with interment of cremains thereafter.

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Published in Las Vegas Review-Journal on Jul. 9, 2019.
11:15 AM
Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery
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July 7, 2020
Still thinking of you always and forever Uncle Ron!!
Love you!!
Kim Medina
July 3, 2020
Rest in Peace Ron
Ron Borino
October 4, 2019
Thanks for being a breakfast pal !! R.I.P.
Bruce Tapert
July 21, 2019
Rest in Peace Marine. We will take the watch
from here. Thank you for your service to our country, our community and our Neighborhood.

Condolences to the Family

Dale & Theresa Chavez
Your Wildflower neighbors
July 19, 2019
R.I.P. my dear friend, love you forever!!!
Rita Yeoman
July 17, 2019
Ron was my friend for life. was shocked and unaware that anything could have happened to by wingman Ron.
As far I knew him he was in good health and loving the hec out of like. I am sure to miss him. We had tons of memories going up into Pittman and all through High School. I love ya man. Take care wherever you are. I will be up there with you someday bro. God Bless!!!
Louie Alires
July 17, 2019
I will always remember you with kind thoughts, your smile lite up every room and your talented handyman skills leave their mark in many homes. a Pittman Pirate from childhood... You will be missed by all. Love Josie Baca Olson, a friend & neighbor. Miss your Mom & Dad & Wayne too. xoxo.
Our condolences to Nicki and your whole family.
I think the last visit we had was at your cabin on the sever river near Hatch Utah, watching the deer come into your yard, and enjoying the peace and serenity. Forever in our hearts.
Josie & Steve Olson
July 15, 2019
July 15, 2019
We had a good visit the last time he stopped by. I will miss those visits. Wish we could have had more time together. You are pain for now. Will miss you. Dennis
Dennis Dalt o
July 13, 2019
Rest in Peace dear friend and neighbor. A caring and helpful person with a beautiful and sweet soul. Will miss the bike rides and coffee talks. God bless.
Dennis and Cyndy Bills
July 12, 2019
Rhonda and I were sorry to hear about Ron. I liked riding bikes and his stories. He really knew the Las Vegas area. He was a great craftsman and someone I considered a friend.
Ron & Rhonda Borino
July 11, 2019
Ron showing my son how to drive his boat.
Kim Wooden
July 10, 2019
Good pic with the Desert Jack!
Patty Bowman
July 10, 2019
Ron's friend he found in the desert!
Patty Bowman
July 10, 2019
Ron loved to have fun!
Patty Bowman
July 10, 2019
Some of us that loved to ride with Ron!
Patty Bowman
July 10, 2019
Fun times with Ron!
Patty Bowman
July 10, 2019
In Loving Memory of our dear friend Ron who will truly be missed,
Rest in eternal peace.
Patty & Todd Bowman
July 10, 2019
Boulder City with Tina Palmer and Patty Bowman
Ron, we will miss you so very much, you were a great friend and neighbor. We will miss your wonderful smile and all your great stories of Henderson and your adventures. We will miss riding bikes together, we knew how much you loved to ride. Wow, we just can not believe you are gone, our hearts ache. Rest in eternal peace dear friend, we will never forget you.

Patty and Todd Bowman
Patty Bowman
July 10, 2019
Niki and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers. Teresa
Teresa Miller
July 10, 2019
Ron, you will be greatly missed. We truly enjoyed your company, unbelievable knowledge of our community and surrounding area, your interesting life story and especially your warm and good heart.
Rest In Peace my friend.
Tony and Joanne Marsiglia
July 9, 2019
Uncle Ron was such an awesome, talented and cool guy~and always working on something...
I remember when we were younger he would take us out on his sail boat..such a great memory of many. He was one man that was always full of adventure~
I will miss you and your smile so much, we all will.. I wish you didn't have to go so soon~I Love you Uncle Ron!
Kim Medina
July 9, 2019
Ron will miss you and all our talks together, dinners by the river and talks of adventure. You were a special person and a close friend. I hope you will find peace. Love you buddy!
Jerry Biggar
July 9, 2019
Sending love and hugs to your family.
Elizabeth McGee
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