The Gates Family: Thank you for support
June 19, 2014
To the editor:
We would like to take a minute and thank some very important people on behalf of Joe Gates and family. I want to thank the women of Faith (Faith Lutheran Church) for all your support providing meals and also the great reception. Pastor Turner, of Faith Lutheran Church, for such a wonderful service and for all your emotional and spiritual support. Terry Winslow, for speaking about Dad, we love you and yours so much. Thank you to the Craig Christian Church for allowing us use of your sanctuary. Owen Grant, of Grant Mortuary, for taking our hands and guiding us through this most difficult process. Thank you, NWCOVNA Hospice Team for all your guidance and emotional support. A special thank you to Maria Mosman, RN, you are a true friend and we were so blessed to have you as our nurse. We also would like to thank Colowyo Coal Company and NWCOVNA for your understanding and all the time you have given my sister, JoEllen, and me, Julie Gates, to grieve. We are truly grateful. To Nick Avegares for being the voice of sanity (who knew?), you mean so much to us. To all of my mom and dad's friends, that you so much for all the wonderful food, flowers and contributions, and most importantly, thank you all for the kind thoughts and prayers.
The Gates Family