May 27, 2002
Bates family celebrates two weddings
Julie Torgerson - Wes Bates
Julie Torgerson and Wes Bates were married Feb. 10, 2001, at the Lake City Presbyterian Church.
They are currently living in Kirkland.
Julie is the daughter of Stanley and Mary Ellen Torgerson of University Place. She graduated from Curtis High School in Tacoma in 1984 and attended the University of Portland.
She currently works at the corporate headquarters for Costco Wholesale in Issaquah.
Wes is the son of Dr. Jerald and Carol Bates of Woodinville. He graduated in 1988 from WHS.
He received two bachelor of arts degrees from Washington State University in 1993 and graduated in 1996 from Gonzaga University School of Law.
He is currently a partner in the Woodinville law firm of Bates & Ely, PLLC.
Wes and Julie's son, Zachary, was born November 2001.
Ann Bates - Jeff McGowan
Ann Bates and Jeff McGowan were married July 14, 2001, at the Lake City Presbyterian Church. They are currently living in Seattle.
The bride is the daughter of Dr. Jerald and Carol Bates of Woodinville. Dr. Bates has been a local dentist since 1971. Ann graduated from Woodinville High School in 1995 and from Linfield College in 1999 with a bachelor of arts degree. She is currently an eighth grade teacher at Leota Junior High School in Woodinville. She also coaches the Leota girls' soccer and volleyball teams.
The groom is the son of Jack and Mary Lou McGowan of Spokane. He graduated in 1993 from University High School in Spokane and received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Idaho in 1997. Jeff is currently