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Karen Anne Coates

February 6, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Monday, March 15, 1954
Friday, February 1, 2013
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 1:00pm
Couts United Methodist Church
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation 6-8pm Monday at Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel
Memorials may be made to: 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Texas Health Harris Methodist Foundation.
Funeral Home: 
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel

Karen Anne Coates
Karen Anne Coates, age 58, of Fort Worth, previously of Weatherford, died Friday, February 1, 2013 in Fort Worth. Karen was born March 15, 1954 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. She was a dedicated Lockheed employee, she loved her job and the people she worked with and was proud of her work on the F-22. Karen was a passionate Texas Ranger fan and enjoyed watching the games with her boys and grandchildren. She loved cheering on her boys through the years at countless sporting events and was happiest when spending time with her kids and grandkids. She selflessly volunteered at Harris Hospital ER for several years and was a member of Central Christian Church in Weatherford. Karen is preceded in death by her parents, William Z. and Melva Anne Swisher and husband Grady Coates, Jr.

She is survived by her sons, Grant Coates of Fort Worth, Keith Coates of Dallas, grandchildren, Owen and Isabel Coates, daughter in law, Sabrina Coates of Weatherford, brothers, Greg Swisher and wife Sharon of Bartlesville, Ok, Allen Swisher and wife Mary Beth of Titasville, NJ, Swisher nieces and nephews, Brendon Swisher, Forrest Swisher, Allen Swisher Jr. and Kelsi Mack, Coates, nieces and nephews, Rob Wilson, Steven Coates, Zane Coates, Jari Peltier, Donzi Boyett, and Caitlin Gavin, Coates in laws, Jaron and Sherry Wilson, Karen Sue Coates, John and Patty Coates, numerous grand nieces and nephews.

Sports Calendar

Monday, April 20

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Crowley, 6:00 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Crowley at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm. *District Game

Tuesday, April 21

  • Aledo Ladycats at Granbury, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Crowley, 7:00 pm. *District Game

Thursday, April 23

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Tison at Aledo High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, April 24

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Burleson at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Burleson, 5:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Cleburne at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, April 27

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Granbury, 6:00 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Granbury at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm. *District Game

Tuesday, April 28

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Granbury, 7:00 pm. *District Game

Friday, May 1

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Cleburne at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game and Senior Night
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Cleburne, 5:00 pm. *District Game

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