Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Denise Bates Enos

Denise Bates Enos, 52, passed away August 11th.  A woman of incredible intelligence and compassion, she will be missed deeply by all who knew her.  Denise was born in 1961 in Aurora, CO, the daughter of Dr. John Bates and Dixie Lee Bates.  As Dr. Bates was in the Air Force, Denise traveled a good bit in her earlier years with the family settling in Ft. Walton Beach when Dr. Bates was transferred to Eglin Air Force Base.  She graduated from Choctawhatchee High School in 1979, and Florida State University in 1982, with both her Bachelors and Masters Degrees in English.  A freelance writer, her work has been published in numerous magazines and newspapers.  She had also just finished her first novel, and was in the process of looking for a publisher.  Her excellent editing services were often in demand by several publications.
Denise is survived by her children, John Marshall Katheder and Charlotte Katheder, as well as her husband Jeff, her father Dr. Bates, and her brother John Bates.
Denise was a member of Holy Family Parish, and a woman of deep Catholic Faith.  Therefore, in lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the Orlando branch of the St. Martin de Porres Catholic Charity.  A memorial mass will be scheduled at a later time. 


M Jones said...

I am sorry for your loss please accept my deepest sympathy. I hope you will find your strength and comfort in Jesus promises of the earthly resurrection(:Acts 24:15) and the renewed Paradise earth, where death will be no more and no family will have to mourn the death of a loved one.-Revelation 21:3,4; Luke 23:43. May GOD(Psalms 83:18) grant you peace and comfort now during this grievous time.-Matthew 5:4.

Anonymous said...

Dear Dr Bates and her beloved children,

We are so very sorrry for the loss of your daughter Dr Bates, and especially, to you, her cherished children, on the loss of your wonderful Mother.

It is with great sadness, that this world has lost such a lovely and treasured member of our Art Community, as a writer for the "Orlando Arts Magazine" .

Please accept our condolences, to help you through this very difficult time. Your Mother was a delightful, and cherished person in our Art Circle. She truly, will be deeply missed.

Our thoughts and prayers, are with you, and her extended family at this time.

Jan Suberman Family