Obit dated 6 Apr 2007 available www.Idahostatesman.com. Obit does not give parents names for Bates; he was preceded by a son, Michael Lawrence Burnell; survivors include his wife, Shirley Banks and 4 children, 2 brothers, James McIndoe Burnell and Ray L. Burnell.
From 1930 Fed Census, Ft. Leavenworth Mil. Res., Levenworth, Kansas; Parents are, Ray L. Burnell, b. 1892, Maine; Beatrice Mc (McIndoe?), b, 1898, MI; also in the home are James M., b. 1922, Bates C., b. abt 1924, OR; Ray L., b. 1926, IA.