Marvin Gates


Lifelong Del Norte resident Marvin Gates, 66, passed away peacefully on July 14, 2021. Born on March 10, 1955, in Del Norte, Colo., the son of Martin Gates and Lucille Hines Gates.

Marvin loved doing construction work, he operated an excavator for many years. A compassionate, kind and loving husband, brother, uncle, cousin and friend, Marvin enjoyed going fishing, woodwork, being outdoors and spending time with his loving family and friends.

He was devoted to his faith, and he loved teaching bible education with his ministry as one of Jehovah's Witnesses.

He is survived by his beloved wife Diana Gates of Del Norte, Colo.; brother Steven (Brenda) Gates of Del Norte, Colo.; nephews Justin (Shaubin) Gates and Joshua Gates, niece Jamie Gates and their families.

Marvin was preceded in death by his parents Martin and Lucille Gates.

Cremation was chosen. A Memorial Service will be held virtually on July 31, 2021, at 1 p.m. Please contact Martin Ringle at 719-850-0030 for login information. To leave online condolences, please visit

The care of arrangements has been entrusted to Romero Funeral Home of Monte Vista.