Duane Preston Gates, age 69, passed away on May 29, 2012 in Colville. He was born on Oct. 26, 1942, the son of Lloyd WilÂ¬liam and Rhoda Ann (Holcomb) Gates in Ann Arbor, Michigan. After high School, Duane enlisted in the United States Army and served for four years before receiving an Honorable DisÂ¬charge.
Duane was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He lived in Northern California and Phoenix, Arizona before relocating to Colville, where he met his wife, Barbara, on a blind date in 1986.
Per Duaneâ€™s request, there will be no service.
If one so wishes, memorial contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society in Duaneâ€™s name.
Danekas Funeral Chapel and Crematory has been entrusted with the arrangements.