Donald Bauer (1939 - 2017)

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Donald Raymond Bauer
November 30, 1939 - March 24, 2017
Donald Raymond Bauer, 77, passed away Friday, March 24, 2017, at the in Gilbert, Arizona with his wife at his side. He was born in Jay, Delaware County, Oklahoma, November 30, 1939, to John Henry and Crystal Carl Talbert Bauer and was the youngest of five children.
The family moved to Wilder Idaho when Don was two years old. He attended all 12 years of school in Wilder and graduated in 1958. He joined the Army April 17, 1959 and was honorably discharged April 25, 1962.
Don married Helen Jean Smoot on February 10, 1973 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Don retired in 1998 and he and Helen sold their home in Parma. They eventually bought a home in Mesa, Arizona.
Don was an avid golfer, loved to fish, play cards and dice games and enjoyed spending time with the friends he made throughout his life.
Don was a member of the American Legion, Apache Junction Post No. 27 for 18 years. He is survived by his wife, Helen, his daughter Lynann Stewart of Meridian ID, granddaughter, Leslie Ann Stewart of Boise, ID, sister Lula Mae Nelson of Kennewick WA, brother John (Joan) Bauer of Seattle, WA, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and mother and brothers Gene and Carl Bauer. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at the Wilder City Cemetery in Wilder, ID at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests you send contributions to - Lund Home, 1982 E. Woodside Ct., Gilbert, AZ 85297.

Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Apr. 2, 2017
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