Pauline is my grandmother; she died on February 4 1963 in Phoenix. She was the first female editor (1930) on the newspaper The Arizona Republican - now called The Arizona Republic. I am looking for her OBITUARY that ran in that paper, as well as the CEMETERY in which she was interred.
With the death of her son and my father Thomas John Bates in 1999, I no longer have some of the information on my Nana and namesake - including her obituary which was published in early February, I believe it was the 7 February 1963. I remember it very well - my late father had a copy that is now lost - there is a photo of Pauline in the obit. It was a lovely tribute to my grandmother, as I remember - written by those who followed in her ground-breaking footsteps as a woman at The Arizona Republic.
Recently, she was named to the Arizona Womens Hall of Fame for her life's work, including her decade plus work at the Department of Indian Affairs.
I've always been proud of my grandmother Pauline, and now that I am the age that she was when she died, I'm thinking I would like to put together a family book/scrapbook about her life and work...for my daughter and my granddaughter, who would be Paulines great granddaughter and great great granddaughter respectively.
I'm in Wisconsin, wishing I was in Phoenix, where I could see firsthand one more time where she lived and worked and hopefully, where she is buried...I never saw her grave and - anyway, I would like to put some things together for my daughter so she might know about the good works and interesting life led by her great grandmother.
SO: until and if I get to Phoenix, I'm wondering if anyone can find that obituary in the Arizona Republic, and too if they can locate the cemetery where she now rests.
I thank you for reading this diatribe, and in advance I thank you for helping me in my efforts to bring the past to the present - and the future.