The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK


January 22, 2014

Kathryn Dew Gates

Published 1-22-14

ENID, Okla. — Kathryn Dew Gates, 77, passed away Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at her home in Irving, Texas, while under hospice care and surrounded by family and friends. She was born at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Enid, Okla., on Aug. 21, 1936, to Evelyn Lee and Paul Corley Gates.

She attended Enid Public Schools, graduating from Enid High School in 1954, and receiving her B.S. in business from Oklahoma State University in 1958.

She left Enid to work with IBM and stayed with that company for more than 30 years, working in Tulsa, Okla., and Santa Barbara, Calif.

She returned to the Midwest to be closer to her family and made lifelong friends through IBM in Irving, Texas, where she settled in the ’80s.

She joined Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church and on her retirement from IBM, was able to work as church secretary, a position she heartily enjoyed for over 10 years. She joined the Irving Chorale and sang with them in Irving as well as in Carnegie Hall, New York City, Wales, and Italy.

Her life after retirement was full and happy, and she was a proud Auntie Kathy to her brother Charlie’s children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her brother, Charles Gates of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, and his children, Jared of Hilo, Hawaii, and Molly Greenwood-Gates of Victoria, and grandchildren, Seth and Jaxon of Hilo and Reed Sena and Georgia Lynne of Victoria.

She will be greatly missed.

Kathryn has requested in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts to Saint Mark’s or the Irving Choral be offered.

A memorial service will be held at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church, corner of O’Connor and 6th Street, Irving, Texas, on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at 10:30 a.m., followed by a reception/lunch in the parish hall. Arrangements by Donnelly’s Colonial Funeral Home, Irving, Texas.

(Submitted by family)

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