Goldie Fern Salts, of Rolla, passed away Sunday, January 6, 2013 at the Golden Living Center in St. James at the age of 72.

She was born in Rolla on August 10, 1940 to the late William “Bucky” Bates and Berniece Pierce Bates.

On January 15, 1983 she married Lonnie Salts, who survives.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Erma Joy Miles.  

Goldie was a member of the Community House of Prayer Revival Center.

She will be greatly missed by her surviving family which includes her husband Lonnie Salts, of Rolla; five children, Donald Hogg, of Rolla, Regina Gerichtin, of Owasso, OK, Sheila Calicotte, of Rolla, Melissa Walling and husband Darren, of Florissant, MO, and Elizabeth Georgivech, also of Florissant; one brother, Clarence Bates, of Rolla; nine grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and other extended family members.

A funeral service for Goldie Salts will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at the Null & Son Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Camp Creek Cemetery in rural Rolla. A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday January 8th at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the National Alzheimer’s Association.

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All arrangements are under the direction of the Null & Son Funeral Home in Rolla.