Obituary: Natasha Pauline Peeps Bates (April 13, 1994 – July 5, 2013)

By Submitted July 12, 2013 04:52 pm

Natasha Pauline Peeps Bates
Natasha Pauline Peeps Bates
Natasha Pauline Peeps Bates left this world on Friday, July 5, 2013. She was not in this world for a long time but had made an impact on many people’s lives. She was liked by everyone with her quiet disposition. She was a wonderful sweet girl that will be missed by her family and friends. Natasha had graduated from Del Norte High School in 2012 and then went on to Sonoma State University that fall. She had one year at college where she seemed to really like it and made many new friends and planned on returning in August.

She has left behind her mother, Ronna Meyer; father Richard Bates Sr.; brothers, Shawn Meyer, Josh Meyer and wife Erica, Lance Bates, Jay Bates, and Richard Bates Jr; sister Rishondra Bates; grandmother Pauline Peeps Meyer; aunts Krissy Peters and Hope Gardner; uncles Mike Loftin and Ronnie Meyer; grandparents Fern and Bruce Bates; aunts Delray Bates, Michelle and husband Dave Rainer, and Lisa Bates; and uncles Arthur, Ronald, and Allen Bates. She had been living with her aunt, Vicky Bates and cousins, Joseph Bates, Sasha Mitchell, Soyria Ramos, Feather Ramos, Raiy-ro Ramos, Mariah Rojas, and favorite cousin Keepuen Carr.

She has such a large family we could not name them all, but we would like to let everyone know how much we love them and appreciate everyone of our family and friends.

First Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 11, from 10 a.m, to 6 p.m., located at 110 Klamath Circle, Klamath. Second Visitation Thursday, July 11, 7 p.m. to Saturday, July 13, 9 a.m. located at 100 Gensaw Road, Requa, Calif. Funeral Services Saturday, July 13, 11 a.m. at the Yurok Tribal office building located at 190 Klamath Blvd., Klamath. Burial to follow at the Peters Family plot, Requa, Calif. The reception will be at the Yurok Tribal Office at 5 p.m.  All are welcome.

Please sign the family’s online guest book at

Arrangements are under the direction of Wier’s Mortuary Chapel.