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Ronald William Yates (1945 - abt. 2016)

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Ronald William "Rowdy" Yates
Born in Coleman, Texasmap
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Son of and [private mother (1920s - unknown)]
Brother of [private sister (1940s - unknown)]
Husband of [private wife (1940s - unknown)]
[children unknown]
Died about in Auburn, Californiamap
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Profile last modified | Created 30 Jan 2015
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Ronald was born in 1945. He is the son of William Yates and Dorothy Holtz. He before 21 Apr 2016.[1][2]


Ronald Yates
Ronald Yates was born in Coleman, TX on February 28, 1945 and passed away in Auburn, CA on April 21. He was 71 years old.
Ron was a proud U.S. Marine, serving four years of active duty from 1964-1968.
Ron worked as a Deputy Sheriff for Contra Costa County in California where he was affectionately known as "Rowdy." When Ron retired in 2011, he was the longest-working deputy with 44 years of service.
Ron loved coaching East Vallejo Little League, and many young ballplayers are forever grateful to have been mentored by Mr. Yates. Ron enjoyed model railroading as well as studying the historical and technical aspects of the railway. This complimented his love of Texas, and he spent many summers with his family driving to Texas following his favorite train routes.
Preceded in death by his father William D. Yates, Ron is survived by his mother Dorothy H. Yates (Holtz), sister Naomi Hansen (Gene), son Scott Yates (Nicole), granddaughter Sara, and daughter Denise Yates (Rob Mednick).
Ron's ashes will be scattered in Coleman during the Holtz family reunion June 23-26, 2016. Later there will also be a Marine Corps burial ceremony at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, California. [Coleman Chronicle & Democrat -Voice, Coleman, Texas]

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  • Amanda, A True Survivor, the story of Amanda Elizabeth Tomlinson Holtz Scott, by Linda Burroughs Groff, privately published
  • California Marriage Index 1960-1985: Sharron E. Warwick & Ronald W. Yates

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  1. Information from Yates family researcher Nick Dann, Friday, 30 Jan 2015.
  2. Exact day of death is uncertain. His son, Scott, had not heard from him, so he ordered a welfare check. He was found dead at his home, 21 Apr 2016, apparently of natural causes. He lived alone.

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