Paul R. Gates, 77, of Mammoth passed away May 15, 2014. He was born January 17, 1937 in Anson, Texas. He worked for the San Manuel-Mammoth School District for 10 years and also for Magma Copper for 25 years. Paul is preceded in death by his son, Charles; and great-grandchild Lauralyn; four brothers and two sister. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Hilda; children: Robert (Linda) Gates, Leslie, Paul Jr. ; five grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; three sisters and one brother. A graveside service will be held in Globe at a later date.