Devan Renee Oates was born in Fort Worth, Texas, the only child to Michelle Kuntz and Gaylen Oates, on Jan. 14, 1978. Devan moved to Steamboat Springs, CO, in 2006. She is survived by her parents, two children, Naomi Sierra Oates and Ethan Taylor Jackson Oates, grandmother Bette Kuntz, aunts, uncles and cousins. Devan loved to tube down the Yampa River, listen to music, go camping and spend time with her family and many friends who all loved her and will miss her dearly. The family has set up a Memorial Donation Fund at Wells Fargo Bank in Steamboat Spring, CO in her name.