Obituary: Rich Bates |

Obituary: Rich Bates

June 28, 2013

A Celebration of Life for Rich Bates, who passed away on June 28 after a long illness, will take place on

August 17 at his beloved pine nuts home.

Friends are asked to arrive at 2 p.m. or after.

Rich, a longtime Valley resident was an artisan, wood carver, musician, master carpenter, and world traveller. Above all, he was also a good and loyal friend to many.

The family looks forward to seeing friends on


For more information and directions call (775) 450-6906 or (775) 720-6741 or (775) 720-5011.