Laura Jeanne Yates  of Milford; December 23, 2015 Age 85; born March 14, 1930 in Birmingham, MI. Daughter of the late Lewis and Beatrice Akerley; wife of the late Gerald A. Yates; mother of Gerald A. Yates, Jr. (Katherine), Stephen Lewis Yates (Jenny) and Lisa B. Yates; grandmother of 4 and great-grandmother of 4; sister of John Akerley, Janet Felder (Otis) and the late Frank Akerley. Laura worked for Michigan Bell as a telephone operator. She was an accomplished golfer, avid skier and volunteered at Open Door for many years. A Celebration of Laura‚Äôs Life will be held Wednesday, December 30, 2015, 11:00 a.m. at Donelson, Johns and Evans Funeral Home, Waterford. Rev. Charles Whitfield officiating. Interment to follow at Crescent Hills Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday 4-8 p.m.

Visitation: Tuesday, December 29, 2015 4-8 p.m.

Funeral Service: Wednesday, December 30, 2015, 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.

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