October 1, 1948 ~ February 21, 2010
Carin Marie Yates was born October 1, 1948 in Alhambra, California. She lived in the Highland Park area of Los Angeles until she was 6 years old when her father, Frederick Yates, was killed in an industrial accident. Her mother, Helen Yates, moved the family to Hermosa Beach.
When Carin was 12 years old her mother remarried and the family moved to Redondo Beach. She attended Redondo Union High School and after another move graduated from Kailua High School in Hawaii. She loved the beach and the outdoors in general.
Carin always enjoyed helping people and became a Licensed Vocational Nurse while in Hawaii. She returned to Redondo Beach and continued her education earning a Bachelor of Science Degree. She worked at Torrance Memorial Hospital for several years. Being a BS RN opened new doors for a more rewarding career. She worked as a staff nurse, manager, field nurse, and in RN Nursing Services. Her last position was at HealthCare Services.
Carin enjoyed many hobbies that involved her creative abilities. She made imaginative decorative items and Christmas ornaments. She made her own greeting cards and inscribed them using calligraphy. She often relaxed by playing guitar, singing, and listening to music. Carin wrote insightful poetry. She was very fond of cats. In addition to her own, she regularly fed abandoned cats at various locations. She also cared for rescue cats.
When Carin's mother became seriously ill, Carin oversaw her care until she passed away in 1991.
Carin lived in Redondo Beach and Hermosa Beach for over 48 years until her death on February 21, 2010 from Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS) at Little Company of Mary Hospital's Convalescent Care Unit. She is survived by her older brother Dennis Yates and his wife Claudia of Napa, CA and her younger sister Laurie Kilts of Spokane, WA. She also leaves behind nieces Carol Yates, Jill Armstrong, and Kate Kilts and a nephew David Kilts.
Contributions in Carin's name may be made to the ALS Association Greater Los Angeles Chapter
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