Mildred Marie Gates

Services: 10 a.m. Monday at the 16th and Pile Church of Christ in Clovis. with Jim Gammon officiating.

Mildred Marie Gates, 70, of Clovis died Wednesday, June 27, 2007, at Beehive Assisted Living in Clovis.

She was born July 29, 1936 to Bob W. and Musette Kennedy Terry in Portales. She married Monroe Gates June 20, 1958 in Arlington, Va. She was a teacher for 29 years in Texas and New Mexico; Claude, Texas, for two years, Canyon, Texas, for three years, Silverton, Texas, for two years, Bovina, Texas, for two years, Gattis Junior High for 10 years, Yucca Junior High for 10 years, and Clovis Community College.
The love of her life was teaching and her favorite subject was New Mexico’s History, her family said. She also was an active member at 16th and Pile Church of Christ.

She is survived by her husband, Monroe Gates of Clovis; son, Jim Gates of Clovis; two sisters, Betty (Gordon) Musick of Lubbock, Texas, and Sharon (Gary) Grider of Clovis; brother, H.R. (Nona Faye) Terry of Portales ; sister in law, Judy Terry of Portales; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Bob Gates; and brother, Keith Terry.

Burial will follow at 2 p.m. at Browning Cemetery in McAlister. Pallbeaerers will be Stan Musick, Kerry Musick, Harold Terry, Mike Terry, Danny Terry, Karl Terry, Jeff Terry, Steve Robertson and Mark Robertson.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Parkinson’s Disease Associates, Attn: Jo Bidwell, 3610 22nd Street Suite 300, Lubbock, TX 79410.

Arrangements are by Muffley Funeral Home of Clovis.