Carolyn Gates

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Carolyn F. Gates, nee Walvoord, 77, of Belleville, IL, born March 13, 1942 in Omaha, NE, died Wednesday, November 27, 2019, at Freeburg Care Center, Freeburg, IL.

Mrs. Gates was a CNA and retired from Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL. She was an avid reader and enjoyed spending time with family, friends, and former hospital coworkers.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ret. USAF Tech Sgt. Glenn Edward Gates, who died on January 16, 2019; a son, Joseph Anthony Pacella; her parents, Harold and Mabel, nee Hietbrink, Walvoord; and a brother, Ivan Walvoord.

She is survived by one son, Michael Gates of Belleville, IL;
a granddaughter, Taylor Gates of Belleville, IL;
several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law;
many nieces and nephews;
and her beloved dog, Zoey.

Memorials may be made to the Siteman Cancer Center. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Private graveside services will be held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.


1 Comment on Carolyn Gates

Sharon Krueger said : Guest Report Dec 01, 2019 at 3:42 AM

Mike and family, You have our deepest sympathy in the loss of your mother and grandmother. You might not remember me. I am your mom's cousin in Nebraska. I think we met at a family reunion several years back. Our prayers are for you as you grieve your mother. Rich and Sharon Krueger

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