Vera W. Bates passed away June 5, 2018 here in Payson with her husband Berl of 55 years by her side. She was born July 11, 1929 in Pueblo, CO and lived most of her life in the San Francisco Bay area.
Both Vera and Berl retired here in Payson in 1991 and made this their home. Vera enjoyed creating ceramics, (even had a little shop on Frontier); also enjoyed crocheting, knitting, sewing, etc.
Vera was preceded in death by her daughter, Linda and is survived by her husband Berl, 5 children; Leland, Lonni, Larry, Robert and David; 9 grandchildren and many other family members.
Services will be held 11:00 am, Monday Aug. 13, 2018 at Messinger Payson Funeral Home, 901 S. Westerly, Payson, AZ 85541
Vera will be dearly missed by her family and friends and most of all her husband Berl.