Jeanne M. Gates, 75 of Stanley, died peacefully with her family by
her side. She was born on January 8, 1945 in San Jose, CA the
daughter of the late Harry V and Kay (Moore) Gates. She grew up
in California and graduated from San Jose State with a bachelor’s
degree in science with a major in journalism and minor in Asian
studies.
Jeanne had a busy career which includes: Marketing Director,
Advertising Manager or Promotion Manager at a number of
metropolitan newspapers (San Jose Mercury-News, San Jose CA;
Evening and Sunday Bulletin, Philadelphia PA; Miami Herald
Publishing Co., Miami FL; Palm Springs Desert Sun in CA and
Detroit News, Detroit MI; Los Angeles Daily News, Woodland Hills,
CA; was President/Owner of Spokane-based WebsitesWest.Com
which was a consulting company for small businesses and non-
profits around the country providing marketing, advertising and
public relations services, plus building, designing and hosting web
sites; and was Director of Sales and Marketing for Northwest Best
Direct Publications: Three full-color magazines:  Spokane Coeur d’
Alene Living city and lifestyles magazine for WA/ID, Inland Catalyst
business-to-business magazine and Shopper’s Choice before
moving to Wisconsin in 2006.
She continued being active in “retirement” being a Writer for
weeklies along Highway 29,  Volunteer SCORE business counselor,
was an Alderman, Stanley City Council, was Public relations and
advertising assignments for WebsitesWest.Com, Highway 29
Partnership Communities and Chippewa County Activities and
Attractions guide (2011, 2012). Jeanne was also proud of her
involvement with 1978-80 Florida Direct Marketing Assn., founding
member and VP; 1980-81  National Academy of Television Arts and
Sciences Thru ‘90 Women in Communications, Inc. member, 2003-
4   Board of Directors, Spokane Valley Senior Citizens Assn., WA,
2005-8   Corporate Sponsor, NAWBO Spokane WA Chapter and
2006-8   Chairperson, Stanley WI Revitalization Committee.
She is survived by her husband, Donald Morley of Stanley, her
brother, Jack V Gates of Anaheim, CA and her niece and nephew,
Suzanna Bratzler of Upland, CA and Richard Gates of Middleton, ID.
No formal services will take place. Plombon Funeral Service
assisted the family.