Capitol Phone: 503-986-1703 District Phone: 541-864-0990Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, S-205, Salem, Oregon 97301Email: Sen.AlanBates@state.or.usWebsite: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bates
Memorial Services are being held at both the Capitol and in his district: All who loved him are welcome at both.
“The entire Bates family is still in shock at this sudden tragedy. We are gathering together to be there for one another in this time of need,” the family said. “He was such a great man with an impact on Oregon, his community, his patients and most of all, his family. He saved so many lives through a lifetime of practicing medicine, helping generations of southern Oregonians better their health. He went on to help many more people in his work in the Oregon Legislature. His loss will be felt throughout the state. The family welcomes thoughts and prayers while we grieve together. We are comforted in the fact that he passed after a day of doing something he loved: fly fishing his son. We will always think of him when we hear the sound of the river, feel the summer sunlight and see a fly line cast upon the water.”