Suzanne Eileen Dunn Bates died Monday April 19, 2010 surrounded by family and friends. Susie was born June 12, 1929 in Los Angeles. She moved with her husband Richard "Dick" Bates to Manhattan Beach in 1950. She was a mother, girl scout leader, PTA officer and on the board of Little League.She is probably best known as Susie of Banners Stationary. She loved dancing, the "ponies" and most intensely her family. Her smile will be missed. Services will be at Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Boulevard, Torrance, California at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, April 27, 2010. A gathering will be held afterwards on site. For information call 310-792-7599 or 805- 801- 0789.

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  1. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister in law, daughter in law and friend. She was a strong stellar woman and will be missed by all who knew her. To Suzie, with love, admiration, and fond memories. God bless and farewell.

  2. Susie, you were a wonderful friend to many. Your beautiful smile and kind heart will be missed. Our sincere sympathy to the entire Bates Family.

  3. To Dick and Family We are so sorry to hear of Susie’s passing. I know she has been struggling for sometime. I know she fought as long as she could. She was a dedicated wife and mother and did not want to leave her loving family. She knew it would be painful for you to live without her and she tried to spare you the pain. Our thoughts will be with you as you go through this hard time. Try to remember her smile even when you have tears. Hopefully it will bring you some joy for now. Love Jeff and Jennifer Allert

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