Our fishing community lost a wonderful friend, wife and beautiful mother this last weekend – Amy Elizabeth Bates, 39, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 25th, at Cape Cod Hospital as a result of a hereditary heart condition. Please help us to support her two amazing daughters, Lucy (8 years) and Mya (7 years) as their family journeys through this difficult time. WOFF has opened an account in their name at TD Bank. Please keep these young girls in your thoughts and consider donating to their future. You can donate at ANY TD Bank on Cape Cod or send a check directly to WOFF at P.O. Box 134 Chatham, Mass 02633 and we will be sure to get the check exactly where it needs to go. Please write the checks out to WOFF with Lucy and Mya Bates in the memo line. Thank you again and again. Please read ahead to learn about Amy and her family. She will be missed.
CHATHAM – Amy Elizabeth Bates, 39, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 25th, at Cape Cod Hospital as a result of a hereditary heart condition.
Born Amy Walls on December 14th, 1975 to Dr. Gene and Corinne Walls in East Grand Rapids, MI, Amy attended Lake Forest Academy in Chicago and East Grand Rapids High School before graduating from Cornell University. After school, Amy moved to Chatham from New York City to build a life with the man she met on the first day of college.
A small girl with huge character and heart, Amy’s kindness and unfailing good spirit made a giant impact on those around her. Her joy in being a mom and her dedication to raising her daughters is a lovely example to all. Her courage and selflessness and uncomplaining resilience in the face of life’s challenges continue to inspire many of us each and every day.
Amy was interested in everything. She studied architecture, pre-medicine, and English. She loved to travel, whether to Thailand or Belize or just down the road. Food was a passion – catching it, growing it, and preparing it – though her culinary accomplishments often made dining out contentedly a challenge. Amy couldn’t resist real estate projects, the more derelict the better, despite the adventures bound to ensue. But mostly Amy loved her girls.
Amy is survived by her husband, Luther, and her two beautiful girls, Lucy and Mya; her mom Corinne, sister Laura, and brother Kevin; nieces and nephews Ryan, Ella, Jack, and Ben; as well as aunts, uncles, cousins, and countless friends. We are all devastated by her loss.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Lucy & Mya Fund at Women Of Fishing Families, PO Box 134, Chatham MA 02633.