Longtime Teton Steakhouse owner Jan Delee Bates died Feb. 23 at Rocky Mountain Care Home, in Logan, Utah. He was 82. His family provided the following.
Jan was a bright spark in this world and will be deeply missed. He loved to make people smile with his fun sense of humor.
Jan was an avid sportsman who loved hunting, fishing, skydiving, and horseback riding. He owned his own horses and enjoyed sponsoring the Jackson rodeos.
He was a hardworking entrepreneur who owned and operated the Teton Steakhouse in Jackson. He is well known for his community service and lived in Jackson for nearly 30 years. For many holidays Jan provided free Thanksgiving dinner to the needy and locals.
Jan loved the Teton mountains and Yellowstone. He was a member of the LDS church.
He is survived by his wife, Ann Bates; son Monte (Marilyn); daughter Sunnie (Timothy); and daughter-in-law Jackie. He was predeceased by a son, Hayden, and daughter, Bambi. Jan had eight grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were on March 3. Jan is buried at Memorial Redwood Cemetery. If you would like to contribute to his burial costs, donations are greatly appreciated in care of Monte Bates, 10091 E. Dinosaur Ridge Road, Gold Canyon, AZ 85118, or via Facebook pay to Marilyn Robinson Bates.