Grant Mortuary & Crematory - Craig

621 Yampa Ave., Craig, CO


Donald Ray Bain

February 2, 1935March 12, 2020

Donald Ray Bain was born February 2, 1935 in Independence, Missouri to Helen Pauline and William Henry Bain. Don passed away on March 12, 2020 at his home in Baggs, Wyoming. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Carol Ann. He is survived by his wife Norma; daughters Michelle Bain, Susan (John) Shepard and Janet (Braddy) Herold; Sisters Gloria Crull of Columbia, MO and Judy Siebert of Holden, MO; Grandchildren Christopher Shepard, Michael Shepard (Vernon Simmons), Caitlin Shepard, Brittany (Erik) Fulton, Blake Herold and Great Grandchildren Brinley & Addison Shepard and Connor Fulton, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Don was a member of the Boy Scouts of America and earned his Eagle Scout rank. He graduated from William Chrisman High School, attended Graceland College and earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Missouri. Don was a Credit Manager for the agri-business division of Butler Manufacturing for 15 years. He and his family lived in Independence, Missouri until March 1974 when they moved to Slater, Colorado to lease and operate the Saddle Pocket Guest Ranch. They operated the guest ranch for three years before he moved on to other endeavors within the Little Snake River Valley including raising angora goats, driving school bus and operating his own appliance repair business for many years, providing a much needed service to the residents of the Valley. He also was Supervisor for the WY Dept of Transportation at the Baggs Port of Entry for 15 years and Mayor of the Town of Baggs for four years. More recently he worked for the LSR Museum at the Outlaw Stop in Baggs providing visitors in depth history on the Little Snake River area. Don was a long-time elder in the RLDS/Community of Christ Church in Missouri and a Vestry Member with St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Dixon, WY. Due to the Corona Virus, the original scheduled services have been postponed. A Celebration of life will be held at a time and date yet to be determined. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to the Little Snake River EMS/Ambulance Service in care of Grant Mortuary, 621 Yampa Ave., Craig, CO 81625.


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Donald Ray Bain

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Kelly and Karen Sewell

March 16, 2020

Norma and Don were our neighbors for years they lived near Slater. We still think of them as neighbors. Don could fix anything, often working well past dark and supper just to insure folks had running appliances.
He wore many hats on Snake River- and all were helping others.
He will be missed. Hugs to Norma and family
Kelly and Karen Sewell
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