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Diane Bates

March 12, 1947 — June 24, 2020

In Loving Memory

Lela Diane Bates, 73, of Houston, TX, died on June 24, 2020 in Houston, TX.

A visitation will be held at 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at Memorial Oaks Chapel.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 2, 2020 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Brenham, TX with Father Joven Saavedra officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery. A rosary will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church at 9:30 a.m. prior to the funeral service.

Ms. Bates was born in Brenham, TX on March 12, 1947 to Louis and Lela Hutchins Kenjura.

She is survived by her son, Steven Bates; granddaughter, Stephanie Bates; brother and sister-in-law, Louis and his wife Ruth Kenjura; sister, Becky Ortiz; sister and brother-in-law, Cheryl and her husband Greg Hutchins; and her lifelong friend and the love of her life, Roger Gutierrez who was always at her side.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Lela Kenjura.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main Street, Brenham, TX 77833.


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Memorial Oaks Chapel
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  • 1306 WEST MAIN
    Brenham, Texas 77833

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St. Mary's Catholic Church
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  • 701 Church St.
    Brenham, Texas 77833

Funeral Service

St. Mary's Catholic Church
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  • 701 Church St.
    Brenham, Texas 77833
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