A Sacred Moment


Raymond A. Yates

June 26, 1963 - June 05, 2010

A son to a family, a father and grandfather to many and a friend to all

Raymond A. Yates of Bothell, WA was 46 years old when he passed away June 5, 2010. He was born in Seattle, WA on June 26, 1963 to Barb and Don Yates. He met his best friend Dana Whitley while attending Lynnwood High School, they then graduated in 1982. Raymond was a son to a family, a father and grandfather to many and a friend to all. He had 4 beautiful grandchildren Lilianna Renee Davidson, Maxwell Ray Fletcher, Jayde Alxia Marie Yates, Kylie Dana Murray Yates.

He was a hardworking man he worked in construction and mobile home construction and transporting oversized loads. He met Janeen Hermans in 1986 who would later marry him twice once on Valentines day in 1990 and again on April 21, 2000. They had 3 beautiful children Amanda Yates (23), Cody Yates (19), Bryanna Yates (17). They got divorced in 2003. They parted ways but worked together to raise their children. He enjoyed camping, fishing, bbq and friends.

God needed him a little too soon for us but he had a purpose for taking him from us. Raymond will forever be in our hearts and he’s going to the next chapter in his life and will be watching over us until we meet again.


I am here now

I am here now,
I have made my final journey
No need for you to shed a tear.
I know that you are hurting deeply,
But do not fear, Jesus is here with me.

I understand that for you, it was all so very sudden
I understand that none of this feels right.
By all means cry, but when all your tears have fallen
Remember happy times of us together, you and I.

Speak to me as always you have spoken
Think fondly upon memories we shared
Time will heal, but please do not forget me
I'll be waiting, here with Jesus,
For the time to come when we will meet again

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