Adrian Ashley Bates

March 28, 1967 — August 3, 2020

Adrian Ashley Bates, son of Kenneth and the late Dorothy Bates, died suddenly Aug. 3, in Phoenix, Ariz.

Adrian was born in Wichita, Kan., March 28,1967, the Bates’ fourth child and second son. He is survived by his father and stepmother, Helen, of Oak Harbor, Wash., as well as his siblings, Paula Trowbridge (Mark), Denise Gegen (Eric), and Steve Bates (Joann). He is also survived by his significant other, Geraldine Springer, his stepbrother, Greg Benham (Robin) and numerous cousins and friends.

The Bates’ family lived in the Wichita area until 1980, when they moved to Redmond, Wash. Sadly, in 1984, Adrian lost his mother. The following year his stepmother joined the family. As an adult, Adrian lived in numerous states until 2007, when he met Geri and settled down in Phoenix.

No funeral services have been planned. Adrian’s ashes have been spread in Puget Sound near his parents’ home.

Adrian loved animals, especially his two cats. In his honor, please give your pet an extra hug today.