September 26, 1943 - July 11, 2017
Donald E. Choate, 73, of Eagle Point, Oregon passed Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at his home. He was born September 26, 1943 in Artesia, California to Thomas Edward Lee Choate and Dorothy Jean Parks. In 1990 he married Mollie Elaine Choate who survives. Don and Mollie came here from San Jose, Calif. 15 years ago. He enjoyed scuba diving, cooking, movies, reading, and liked to fix about anything.
He retired from PG&E after 22 years. He then opened and operated an equipment rental business in Olympia, Washington, then finished working as a system designer in the HVAC industry.
Survivors include his wife, Mollie; daughter, Lesa Kathleen Brown of DuPont, Wash.; sisters, Donna Jean Hall (Bob) of Olympia, Wash. and Diana Yeomans of Bakersfield, Calif.; three grandchildren, Ashley, Morgan, and Ryan Brown; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by Michael and Sherry Rose Schlosser, and James, Jeffrey, Eric, and Elisabeth Rose whom Don and Mollie considered part of their family in all ways. He was preceded by his parents and a son, Donald Lee Choate. Memorial contributions may be made to Asante Hospice.
Funeral services will be held Monday, July 17, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Eagle Point Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with a viewing at 10:00 a.m. He will be laid to rest in Memory Gardens Memorial Park, Medford, Ore.
Memory Gardens Memorial Park & Mortuary in care of arrangements. www.memorygardensmortuary.com