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Dianne Ruth Bates
  • June 22, 1937
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  • April 05, 2022

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Dianne Ruth Gouda Bates

Mrs. Dianne Ruth “GG” Gouda Bates, daughter of the late  Russel William Shroder and Virginia Barbara Siebert,  was born June 22, 1937 in Toledo, Ohio. She was of Lutheran faith, and attended the public schools of Lake County where she graduated from Lake High School, class of 1955. She won many awards in Home Economics in high school, “top of class”. Dianne later continued pursuing her Associates degree at Macomb Community College.

Dianne was united in holy matrimony to Craig R. Bates in Jan. of 1994. This union was blessed with four children from her previous marriage, and one daughter of their own.

Dianne was an owner of many businesses including Sun Glo Citrus, Francine Manor Apartments, and Silver Moon Jewelry, among others. She was an artist who loved to paint, and inspired many people. Her first job was as a Graphic Designer which influenced her desire to be an artist.  As a result of her generous spirit and pleasant personality, she was loved by many. Her life was as beautiful as the flowers and seascapes, she painted so well.

Dianne quietly departed this life at home in Winter Park, Monday, April 5 2022, at the age of 84, with her husband and children nearby. Her influence will forever remain in the lives of all who knew her.

Dianne’s life will be lived on by her children: Ramsey Gouda of Chicago, IL, Suzanne Gouda of San Francisco, CA, Michael Gouda of Winter Park, FL, Jeffrey Gouda of Orlando FL, and Anne “Annie” Bates of Winter Park, FL; six grandchildren, brother: Richard Schroder, sister-in-law: Jane Schroder, aunts and uncles, devoted family members, a host of devoted nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


Service: Pinewood Cemetery             Prayer:   Chaplain Chris Kreisher

1810 S Lakemont Ave,

Winter Park, FL 32803

4/15/2022 10:00am


PIneyWood Cemetery

Date & Time:
April 15, 2022 at 10:00 AM

Pineywood Cemetery

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