Kenneth L. Gates, 91, formerly of Traer, passed away on Tuesday, May 4, 2010 in Farmington, N.M. Kenneth was born in Traer and had lived in Farmington for the past 22 years. Kenneth graduated from Traer High School in 1936 and Gates Business College in Waterloo. He was a WWII Veteran and a member of the American Legion Kubik-Finch Post. For many years he was part owner of the Traer Sales Co. and was a well-known accountant in the area. He spent many hours on the Traer Golf Course. Kenneth is survived by his wife of 55 years, Elsie Gates; daughters, Kristine Ashworth and Katheryn Smith of Farmington, Mary Etta Wieck of Minneapolis; brothers Don (Angela) Gates of Traer and Russell (Clara) Gates of Florida; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Kenneth's family will have a private service in Farmington.