Gates, Jane K., Saginaw, Michigan

Loving mother and grandmother passed away on Friday, October 10, 2014. Age 75 years . The daughter of the late Clyde and Anne (Hauss) Elliott, Jane was born January 29, 1939 in Iowa City, Iowa. She was married to Ronald Gates on February 11, 1961. He predeceased her June 13, 1976. Jane taught preschool and kindergarten at St. Helen’s School. She was active in many clubs and St. Peter & Paul Food Pantry. Surviving are two daughters and one son, Linda (Imad) Darwish, Rodney Gates and Deborah Gates (Margarita Gutierrez); two grandchildren, Jamila Darwish and Farris Darwish; one sister, Margie Schaffner; one brother-in-law, David Ryg. Jane was preceded in death by her son, Gregory Gates. The family would like to express their gratitude to all of the caregivers from both Hospice and the Visiting Nurses Association for their exceptional care and to her many special friends for their comfort and support. Honoring Mrs. Gates wishes cremation has taken place and a private memorial will take place. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Saint Peter and Paul Food Pantry. Arrangements entrusted to The Snow Funeral Home, Saginaw.