Linnan Bateman was born June 23rd 1958, Hildale UT, to Arleen Jessop and David R. Bateman. She passed away peacefully in her home with her partner of 19 years Eugene (Gino) Souza, on February 27th 2018.
It’s hard to describe mom without saying colorful, humorous, giving, strong, and loving. She was this all the way to the end. One of the strongest people I have ever known. Her love for her children never faltered. Mom dedicated her life to family. Mostly to her 11 children; Ivan F. and Malinda Black, Tansie Bateman, Gwendolyn Black, Joshua K. and Ashley Black, Desilene Black, Vonee (Bonnie) and Daniel Smalling, Anjuli Black, Connell R. Black, Bronnie L. Black and R. Sky Black. She’s proceeded in death by her daughter Linnan Jr. (Linsy) Black. Sisters April D. Black, Gherri Bateman, and Daleen Bateman-Barlow, and parents. She’s survived by her siblings Aleena and Dan Fischer, Vonee and Orlin Black, Tamera and Jesse Jessop, Coral J. Bateman, Suzette Bateman, Myrna Bateman-Barlow, Connell and Trudie Bateman, Deloy Bateman, Craig and Leona Bateman, Sherwin and Julie Bateman, and David and Midge Bateman, along with 16 grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Life won’t be the same without you mom. You were our sunshine and happiness. You will live on through your family. In every memory we share, in every thought of you. We couldn’t have asked for a better mom. Not only were you our mom, but our best friend. We are so thankful we got to say that. Even though we may feel shattered and lost without you, we know we’ll pick up the pieces and carry you with us, always. You were beautiful. Your colorful sense of style always reflected your personality. Many who’ve met you never forgot you. You’ve left a lasting impression! Not that our family wasn’t big enough, but you always found room to add more people to your heart. Little did we know the many lives you’d touch along your life’s journey. You we’re a special lady! Love you to the moon and back. Thank you for giving us life, but most of all for the memories! Until we meet again….
“A mother can take the place of all others, but a mothers place, no one can take.”