Paul Gates, 52, of Watford City, N.D., died Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, at his Watford City residence. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service was held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, at the Watford City Assembly of God Church. Pastor Sheldon McGorman officiated and inurnment followed at Wilmington Lutheran Cemetery in Arnegard.
Paul Edward Gates was born Aug. 31, 1960, in Gillette, Wyo., to George and Cecelia (Waldrop) Gates. He attended school in Gillette, and later moved to Watford City where he graduated in 1978. After graduation, he began working in the oil industry, working from the bottom up, he was currently an oil consultant.
Paul enjoyed going to the BlackHills and going gold panning. He enjoyed fishing and camping and enjoyed watching football and Nascar. Most of all he enjoyed being a grandpa and spending time with his grandkids and his daughter and son-in-law. Paul was one of the best dad’s and grandpa’s in the world. Paul always needed his cup of coffee in the mornings before anyone could talk to him, after that he was an easy going happy person and a little stubborn at times, but who isn’t? He would tell you like it was. Most of all, Paul had a heart full of gold.
Paul is survived by his daughter, Tyla Gates; son-in-law, Matt Tverberg; grandsons, Evan and Dylan Tverberg; sister, Tarla Dolbare; and his step-father, Don Davidson, all of Watford City, N.D.
He was preceded in death by his mom, Cissy (Waldrop) Davidson; sister, Tina; and by his father, George Gates.
Friends may sign the online register and give their condolences at www.fulkersons.com