Saturday just before noon Keith received the call we all dread getting. His father died a few moments earlier. Our lives again changed forever.
My father-in-law was a strong, quiet & steady man. His sons adore him and have the utmost respect for him.
Donald Clark “Don” Bauman, 85, of Duncan, Oklahoma passed away Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Country Club Care in Duncan.
Graveside Services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at Resthaven Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Terra Sisco officiating. Services are under the direction of the Don Grantham Funeral Home, Duncan.
Don was born September 9, 1930 at Anadarko, Oklahoma to George C. and Lottie (Thompson) Bauman. He graduated from Anadarko High School. Don made a career in the United States Navy, retiring in 1970 with 20 years service. He served during the Korean Conflict as Assigned Corpman for the Marines. Don went to work at Duncan Regional Hospital as Supervisor of Laboratory and retired as Lab Tech. He was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church where he served as Elder. Don married Barbara A. Sirmans Beck on January 23, 1971 in Marlow, Oklahoma.
Don is survived his wife, Barbara Bauman of the home; three sons, David Bauman and wife Marvene of Oklahoma City, Keith Bauman and wife Kay of Oklahoma City and Eric Bauman and wife Jill of Norman, Oklahoma; two daughters, Denise Beck and Janet Cassellberry of Marlow and Debra Bryant and husband Artie of Duncan; grandchildren: Jessica Bauman and husband John Brigs, Travis Bauman, Kelsey Bauman, Lori Lang and husband Matt, Scott Bryant and wife Valerie, Emily Cavicchio-Boyd, Bryce Edington and Drew Edington and wife Kyla; great- grandchildren: Brooklyn Lang, Brinley Lang, Braylon Lang, Anderson Bryant, Carter Cavicchio, Kinley Boyd and two on the way.
He is also survived by longtime family friends Steve and Ann Cochran, Claudia Pittman and his granddog “Maggie”.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clark and Lottie Bauman; two brothers, Robert Earl Bauman and James Bauman; a sister, Betty Brewer; and an infant grandson, Austin Bauman.
Lottie Bauman, Don’s mother, has whistled for her last child to come home.
Honorary bearers will be his grandchildren Scott Bryant, Lori Lang, Travis Bauman, Jessica Bauman and Kelsey Bauman.
In lieu of flowers; memorial contributions may be made to the Cumberland Presbyterian Church or the Stephens County Humane Society.