October 19, 2021

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Joan Ann Bates | Obituaries

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Joan Ann Bates (née Trujillo)of Silver Spring, Maryland, previously of Denver, Colorado passed away on June 9, 2021 at Georgetown University Hospital, in Washington, D.C., at the age of 77.  Joan was born at dwelling on April 10, 1944, in Vallejo, California. Her father was employed, at the time, as an engineer at Mare Island Naval Ship Yard, in support of America’s war effort through World War II. Joan and her relatives subsequently moved again to El Rito, New Mexico in which she grew up.  In 1961, she graduated from the Northern New Mexico Usual University. The Standard, started in El Rito, was the initially Hispanic-serving establishment in the United States. Set up originally to teach instructors, it later grew to become an elementary and substantial faculty for the area. Joan joined the U.S. Navy in 1963 and served honorably at U.S. Naval Air Station Lemoore, California. Even though serving, she met and married Richard Allen Bates, also in the Navy. They divorced a few a long time afterwards, acquiring two little ones. More than the many years, Joan worked for the federal authorities and various corporations, just before retiring as an administrative assistant. She lived in Chicago, Denver, New Orleans, and San Francisco. Joan later moved to the Washington, D.C. place to be nearer to other household customers. Joan was a pretty non-public man or woman, but she was known for her cooking and impeccable apparel.  She also beloved new music, needlepoint, and embroidery. Joan is survived by her daughter, Annette Elizabeth “Tootsie” Benson (née Bates), her son, Michael Anthony “Tony” Trujillo, a few grandchildren (Erick Benson, Candace Trujillo, Dallas Trujillo), and one particular great-grand little one (Dustin Trujillo) brother, Juan Geronimo “Johnny” Trujillo, sisters, Carmen Margarita Teufel, Manuelita Viola Walsh, Cleofas Lucille Lamb, sister-in-law, Marcelle K. “Percy” Trujillo (née Johnson), and lots of nieces, nephews, and cousins.  She is skipped by her family members and pals. Joan was preceded in dying by her dad and mom, Jose Benito Trujillo Sr., and Maria Aniceta “Annette” Trujillo (née Jaramillo), a sister, Alicia Trujillo, and a brother, Jose Benito “Ben” Trujillo, Jr.  The relatives will have a ceremony with military honors for Joan on July 8, 2021 at 11:15 a.m. at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. The spouse and children of Joan Ann Bates (nee Trujillo) has entrusted their treatment of their liked on to DeVargas Funeral Dwelling & Crematory of The Española Valley. 505-747-7477 www.devargasfuneral.com 

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