Doris Mae Bates

Hale, Michigan
April 17, 1957 - January 16, 2021

Service Location

Hale United Methodist Church ~ Hale, Michigan


Saturday, March 27, 2021
1:00 PM

Obituary Notice

Doris Mae Bates

Age 63, of Hale, Michigan died at her home under the loving care of her family and hospice on Saturday, January 16, 2021. She was born the daughter of Harry and Mildred (Egon) Turland in West Branch, Michigan on April 17, 1957. Doris graduated from Ogemaw County High School Class of 1976. She was a member of Hale United Methodist Church. Doris enjoyed crocheting hats and coats for family and friends, plastic canvas, puzzles, canning and spending time outdoors in her garden, tending to her flowers and listening to her windchimes. She especially loved spending time with her family and absolutely loved everything about Elvis. She married Donald Bates on August 27, 1977 and together they shared 43 years of marriage and raised 2 daughters whom survive her; Diana (Tim) Kendall and Daisy Bates. Doris is also survived by her mother; Mildred Turland and brothers and sisters; Robert Turland, Ron (Hazel) Turland, Dan ( Debbie) Turland, Dennis (Karen) Turland, Dale (Cathy) Turland, Lucielle (Jack) Lauria, Lois Harvey and Hazel (Marty) Burr and two beloved grandchildren; Torrey Bates and Cheyenne Rehfeldt and several nieces and nephews. Doris was preceded in death by her father Harry Turland. A celebration of life will be held at a later date at Hale United Methodist Church.


To the Bates Family
C/O Buresh Funeral Home
416 Whittemore Street
Tawas City, MI 48763


Saints Cemetery ~ Whittemore, Michigan


Doris was always a cheerful lady when I was working with her at the Fish. She loved to do her knitting and crocheting to keep her busy. So sorry you have been sick for the past few years, but Denny and I will always cherish your friendship. Now God has another Angel. RIP Doris. Will see you in heaven.
— Linda & Denny Rohn
so sad for your family, you were fun to work with at Fish. I wish your family peace with the knowledge that you are no longer in pain. Shirley Tamplin
— shirley tamplin
Doris was my best friend growing up on the same road....we used to go frog hunting just to see who could catch the most.... my brother and I had made good times and find memories with her whole family.
— Ann (Chrivia) Cook
DORIS (GRANDMA) was very respectful to every body, no matter what. I loved the times when she would teach my how to knit when I was younger. I really miss spending time with her.
— Torrey Bates
I remember the stories that my mom (Charlene Culhane) would tell about about the good times she had with Doris when they worked at the old St. Vinny's thrift store. Doris was a caring person with a great sense of humor and will be missed. Our prayers for Don and the rest of the family.
— Helen Alford
So sorry for loss, I knew there were issues in her health, but was hoping for the best. Prayers from our family to all of you, keep Doris close in your heart, for this will help you to heal.
These times have been hard, but our memories can bring a joy to us in troubled times. Thinking of you all.
— Sandra Ostrander
To Don and family, I am so sorry to hear of Doris' death. You are all in our prayers.
— Alfred and Carol Otte
Our condolences to Don and the family. Doris was a very caring person. I still have her crocheted pot holders she made for me..
I will.miss your Doris. Fly high my friend
— John and Kathleen Hosley
So very sorry for your loss of wife and mother she was a very nice lady and my neighbor, you will be missed by many Larry and Kathy Fischer
— kathy fischer
Condolences to the Bates family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
— Huck & Melissa Cudney
I worked with Doris at Fish. Enjoyed working with her, she was a very nice lady. My condolences for Don and his family.
— Bev Schartner
Our condolences to Don and the family. Doris was always caring and kind to us.
— Daryle and Cheryl Salisbury
Doris was a kind and caring person. She would help anyone if she could. So sad that you are gone. I'll miss you great sense of humor and laughter. I know you are at peace and no more pain. Love and miss you! You were a great sister! Till we meet again, rest in peace. Love you!
— Lucille Lauria

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