On Sunday night at 9:45, Evelyn Gates passed away after a courageous fight against cancer. She is survived by her husband, Kent Gates, two children, Guillermo Nolasco, and Xiomara (Manuel Hernandez), a granddaughter Saralina, her mother, Asuncion Olmo ( Wenceslao Olivencia), her brother, Roberto Gonsalez (Rosa M. Diaz Rivera), 3 stepsons Kalif Gates (Leslie), Jared Gates and Samuel Gates (Toni), and 2 step-grandchildren Kurt and Bonnie Gates.
God called home one of his workers when he called Evelyn. Evelyn was a retired teacher who continued to teach students online. She was active in her church choir both with her beautiful voice and her guitar. She was an avid traveler both for performing mission work, and for personal pleasure. She loved to see the holy land in person, and she loved to see God's different lands and people.
Evelyn loved learning, traveling, cooking, making music, and spending time with family and friends. She loved God, and all of God's children. She had an enthusiasm and love for life that few could match, and she had a unique way of making everyone around her feel special.
Evelyn Gates will be sorely missed..
Xiomara, I just received the news and my heart goes out to you and your family. I always remember your mom as the most joyful, friendly, kind woman who was so fun and welcoming. I'll always remember the sweet love birds she kept in her house. And you have been an AMAZING daughter, being by her side, supporting, praying and caring for her. She is now with the angels, watching over her angelic daughter Xiomara and granddaughter Saralina. I'll love you forever,
I would like to offer my deepest sympathy and condolences during this time on your loss -george
Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers and that Evelyn is singing with the angels. We are so sorry for your loss. Rey & JoAnn Villasana