Bates, Elizabeth Fetzer
|Birthname||Elese B. Fetzer|
|born on||30 March 1909 at 08:00 (= 08:00 AM )|
|Place||Salt Lake City, Utah, 40n46, 111w53|
|Timezone||MST h7w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||09°16' 01°09 Asc. 18°34'|
American Latter-day Saint musician, most noted for being the author of the children's song "Book of Mormon Stories".
Bates graduated from LDS Business College, then served as a Mormon missionary in the Northern States Mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), based in Chicago.
In 1934 Elizabeth married Lucian Bates in the Salt Lake Temple. They eventually had six children.
Although Elizabeth Bates lost her sight in 1951, she was still an active member of her community and her church. For a time Bates was the executive secretary to Utah governor Herbert B. Maw. She was also a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. She also earned several degrees at the University of Utah. Besides "Book of Mormon Stories", Bates also wrote the song "Pioneer Children Sang As They Walked". Both songs are included in the LDS Church's Children's Songbook.
She died on 20 November 1999.
- Relationship : Marriage 1934 (Lucian Bates)
- Other Health 1951 (Lost her sight)
Birth certificate submitted by Sy Scholfield.
- Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
- Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Six)
- Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 90)
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc. (Choir)