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In Memoriam

 

Nunc Ad Astra

 

J. Lambert Bates, 1928-2012

 

Junior Lambert Bates, 84, of North Ogden, Utah passed away peacefully on Dec. 22, 2012, at his home surrounded by his beloved wife, Darlene, and his son, Steven.

 

Lambert is survived by his wife of 10 years, Darlene Ferrin (Williams) Bates; his son, Steven Bates and his wife Lisa, Idaho.; his daughter, Debra Davis and her husband Mark, Calif.; his son, Roger Bates and his wife Sherri, Ore.; and his daughter, Holly Bates, Wash., as well as his 13 grandchildren and 6 great- grandchildren.

 

He was preceded in death and is now joyfully welcomed home by his eternal companion of 50 years, AlaJean Odum Bates; his son, Andrew Scott Bates; his parents, A. Parley and Lucille Bates; and his sister Rowene Bates.

 

Lambert was born in Ogden, Utah, to A. Parley and Lucille Bates and graduated from Weber High School. He served his first mission for the LDS church in New Zealand. He was also an alumnus of both BYU and the University of Utah where he earned his PhD in 1956.

 

He was sealed to AlaJean Odum for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake Temple in 1952. He spent most of his adult life in Richland, Wash., where he kept very busy raising his growing family and being employed by Battelle Northwest Laboratories as a senior scientist.

 

Professionally, Lambert served with distinction as a President of The American Ceramic Society. He became a Fellow of ACerS in 1971 and the Society honored him with its highest award—Distinguished Life Membership—in 1991.He helped organized ACerS’ Nuclear Division and served as chair of the division, chair of the Eastern Washington Section of the Society and chair of the Society’s Publications Committee.

 

From 1957–1964, Bates was research scientist at the Hanford Laboratories (then part of General Electric, and later renamed the Pacific Northwest National Lab), and later became technical leader of the lab’s Physical Ceramics Section. He engaged in high-temperature properties research on nuclear ceramics for a number of years and established himself as an expert on high-temperature electrical and thermal properties of ceramic nuclear fules. Bates performed the first early work on high-temperature thermal conductivity of UO2 and made significant breakthroughs in high-temperature property measurement techniques. He also conducted research on thermoelectric properties of materials.

 

He returned to his hometown of North Ogden in 2002 after the death of his dearly loved wife, AlaJean, and married his high school sweetheart, Darlene, who made his last ten years blissfully happy. They shared a mutual love of family history and served a mission together at the Family History Center in Salt Lake City.

 

When remembering Lambert you will most likely think of him in his favorite place in the world, his cabin in Island Park, Idaho, where he continued his parents’ legacy of fishing, family, and fun.

 

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com

 

 

The following deceased ACerS members are organized as their information is received.

 

J. Lambert Bates

 

Robert W. Richards

 

Marija Kosec

 

Leslie J. Bowen

 

Irv Gower

 

Matthew Kerper

 

Thomas J. Mroz

 

Alan Searcy

 

Irvin F. Havens

 

C. Rogers Westlake

 

Torstein Utigard

 

William “Bill” Bates

 

John A. Cable

 

Reldon Cooper

 

Charles J. Deignan Sr.

 

Robert Hatch

 

Coy L. Huffine

 

Gordon H. Johnson

 

Lyle E. Shoot

 

Seymour A. Bortz

 

Gian Nicola Babini (former president of International Ceramic Federation, the European Ceramic Society and organizer of ICC2)

 

Andre Ezis

 

Henry M. O’Bryan Jr.

 

Jules Routbort

 

Eva Zeisel (honory member)

 

Gary Schlager

 

Harrison Corbin Van Cott

 

Alan Franklin

 

Wendell S. Williams

 

Robert C. Weedy

 

Roy Victor Harrington

 

Robert L. Snyder

 

Russell L. Yeckley

 

Charles Venable Jr.

 

G. S. Dhami

 

 

Fennimore Nelson Bradley

 

Roy W. Rice

 

Gunter Hermann

 

John Randall Wheeler

 

Tsuneharu Ogasawara

 

Elizabeth “Beth” Judson

 

Yoshiro Harada

 

James Dean Welterlen

 

Rustum Roy

 

Roy E. Gorton Sr.

 

Osgood James Whittemore

 

George Kepka

 

George C. Steer

 

Robert J. Long

 

Jay Comeforo

 

Norman K. Russell

 

William Brown

 

Kenneth Lawrence “Larry” Stover

 

Frederick F. Lange

 

Winston Duckworth

 

Charles Bachman

 

David R. Watson

 

James G. Gibson

 

John S. Haggerty

 

Robert K. Longritz

 

Francis (Fritz) W. Henry

 

James J. Mattis

 

Richard Renskers

 

Silas Larson

 

James V. Jones

 

Anthony G. Evans

 

Peter J. Hoagland

 

L.W. Coughanour

 

Stephan Mitoff

 

J. Walter Szymaszek

 

Robert Newnham

 

David W. Kellerman

 

Randall C. Ragan

 

Janet B. Quinn

 

Basil G. Staples

 

Walter Bennett

 

Edward P. Schauss

 

Henry Paul Kirchner

 

Carlton H. Hogue

 

Edgar Ronald Tostevin

 

Alfred Dube

 

Megumi Tashiro

 

Ronald Stanton Gordon

 

Robert H. Doremus

 

John “Jay” P. Gleason Jr

 

Helmut Franz

 

Please contact Eileen De Guire with questions or to provide a notice or update.


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