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Kate Coates Jones

February 5, 1972 — January 8, 2018

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Kate Coates Jones, age 45, passed away Monday January 8, 2018 at 5:06am at her residence in Portland, OR with her partner Rodney at her side.  Kate chose cremation and a Service of Celebration of her life will be held at 6:00pm Tuesday January 16th at Franklin First United Methodist Church.

Kate was born February 5th 1972 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England.  She was the daughter of Sarah Anne Wakefield, Frank Wakefield and Gayla and Andrew Coates, who survive.

She is also survived by her partner Rodney Kibzey of Portland, OR, her brothers James Coates (Brandy) of Franklin, Robert Coates (Shelby) of Huntsville AL, her sisters Elizabeth Wakefield of Lexington KY and Caroline Wakefield of Washington DC and her nephews  Benjamin Coates and Andrew Coates of Franklin KY.

Kate held a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and worked for Good Samaritan Legacy Hospital in Portland OR.

Arrangements are under the direction of Gilbert Funeral Home.

Visitation with the family will be held at Franklin First United Methodist Church from 4pm until the Service at 6pm Tuesday January 16th.

Online condolences may be made at

Expressions of sympathy in Kate’s memory may be made to

OHSU Foundation
Mail Stop 45
PO Box 4000
Portland, OR 97208-9852

If giving by check, please write above and below the memo line “in memory of Kate Jones for GI Cancer Research, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute.”

To give online, go to

Please use the box ‘To give to an area not listed above’ -  ”Gastrointestinal Cancer Research at the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute.”

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