Nolan Albert Yates

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August 29, 1935 ~ October 9, 2023

Born in: Tooele, Utah
Resided in: Converse, Texas

Nolan Albert Yates, 88, peacefully passed away on Monday, October 9, 2023, in Seguin, Texas. He was born on August 29, 1935, in Tooele, Utah, to Albert William Yates and Emma Lee.

Nolan had a great sense of humor, which would often be displayed in his storytelling, jokes, and his love for clowns. Nolan loved being outdoors, especially in the mountains where he found peace and quiet. He loved music and would often be found whistling, humming, or singing his favorite tunes. He enjoyed bowling and even joined a bowling league with his sons. He found joy in life and whenever asked how he was doing, his reply was, “Super, fantastic, outstanding, and marvelous.”

Nolan had a full life and a great love for his church and country. He graduated from Tooele High School in 1953. From 1953 to 1955, he proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps. During this time he was deployed to Korea. From 1956 to 1958, he served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Eastern States Mission. From 1959-1961, he worked for the Utah Highway Patrol. Later in life, he worked as an insurance representative, a real estate salesman, and as a private and federal investigator.

Nolan was preceded in death by his father, Albert Yates; his mother, Emma Lee; his sister, Donna Yates, and her husband, Farrell Harwood; his grandson, Colin Yates, and his granddaughter, Melissa Pyne. He is survived by his children – Holly Pyne (Roland), Lonny Yates (Donna), Terry O’Daly, Dawnalyn Hewlett, Calvin Yates (Dawn), and Jon Yates (Catherine). He is also survived by 20 grandchildren, and 25 great grandchildren.

Nolan will be buried at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery on Tuesday, October 17, 2023 9:30 a.m. at shelter #4. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, a donation can be made in his name to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation.


Graveside: Tuesday, October 17, 2023 9:30 am

Room: Shelter #4

Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78209


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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Nolan Albert Yates 's name.

Tunnel to Towers Foundation

2361 Hylan Blvd.

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New York


(718) 987-1931

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  1. Nolan was a great example of service and dedication up to the end of his life. The Thursday morning shift at the San Antonio Texas LDS Temple will greatly miss his presence and dedication.

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