In Memory . . .
Gerald LeRoy Bateman
1940 ~ 2012
Gerald LeRoy Bateman passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2012 peacefully at home.
Born February 21, 1940 in Cornucopia, Oregon, he was the first child of Wilford LeRoy Bateman and Margie Marie Salkield. Married Gloria Jean Jackson on January 23, 1965, lived in Salt Lake City and retired from the Salt Lake City Fire Department.
Survived by wife, Gloria, children: LeAnn Stoddard (Tom), Georgia Bateman, Holly Bateman (Nick), Keith Bateman (Jen), grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Papa was an exceptional person with a sharp wit who took care of a lot of people. He found poetry in life's little details. He loved adventures and could find them anywhere. An ideal day is spent in the mountains with a meal over a camp fire. He is dearly loved with a vast circle of friends and will be missed greatly.
Funeral Services will be held Monday, July 16, at 11:00 a.m. at the Winder Ward building, 1250 East 4530 South. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. A viewing will be held Sunday, July 15th, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple. A small graveside service will follow at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East 10600 South, Sandy, Utah.www.larkinmortuary.com
Published in Salt Lake Tribune from July 13 to July 15, 2012