Marian Gates

April 10, 1937 – Feb. 9, 2020

MOHALL – Marian

Darlene Gates, 82,

Loraine, died Sunday,

Feb. 9, 2020, at a Mohall

nursing home.

She was born April 10,

1937, on the family farm

near Antler, to Ed and

Bertha (Stensland) Peter-

son. She attended the

Sherman Township

School and graduated

from Mohall High School

in 1955. She worked at

C&G Hardware in Mohall.

Marian was united in

marriage to Lloyd Gates

on Feb. 17, 1956. They

farmed in the summer

months and worked in

California during the

winter months. In 1962,

she attended beauty

school in Palo Alto, Calif.

When they returned to

Mohall in 1963, she start-

ed her beauty shop. She

owned and operated

Marian’s Magic Mirror for

35 years. After closing her

shop, she continued to fix

hair at the nursing home

and also the funeral

home. She and Lloyd

wintered in Arizona for

several years.

Marian was a member

of St. Jerome Catholic

Church, Mohall, the Red

Hat Society, and a former

member of the Mohall

Chamber of Commerce.

She enjoyed cooking, bak-

ing, trying new recipes,

golfing, slot machines in

Las Vegas and spending

time with her family and

friends. She loved caring

for others always wel-

comed others to be with

her or at their home. Her

door was always open and

welcome mat out. She

never worried how she

felt or the time it took; she

truly put others before


Family: husband of 63

years, 11 months, 23 days,

Lloyd Gates, Loraine; son,

Del (Vicky) Gates,

Loraine; grandchildren,

Parker Gates, Loraine,

Stevie (Jason) Hove, Tio-

ga, Chase Gates, Loraine;

great-granddaughter, Elsie

Hove; brother, Roy (Esth-

er) Peterson, Antler;

sister-in-law, Bev Peter-

son, Antler; and several

nieces, nephews and


Marian was preceded

in death by: daughter,

Brenda Gates; brothers,

Everett “Buddie” Peterson

and Donald Peterson; sis-

ters, Ruth (Marv) Baska

and Delores (Laurence)


Funeral: 10:30 a.m., Sa-

turday, Feb. 15, 2020, at

St. Jerome Catholic

Church, Mohall.

Burial: Mohall Com-

munity Cemetery, Mohall,

in the spring.

Recitation of the

Rosary: 5 p.m., Friday,

Feb. 14, 2020, at the


Visitation: Noon to 4

p.m., Friday, at Brose

Funeral Home, Mohall.

Memorials: Memorials

preferred to the Good

Samaritan Society,

Mohall, or the Mohall

Ambulance Service.

Friends may also sign

the online guestbook at