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Don Bair

December 27, 1943 — May 18, 2024

Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Don Bair, returned back into the loving arms of our Heavenly Father on May 18, 2024, after fighting a five-year battle with diabetes and cancer.

He was strong, witty, silly, and loving. He loved each and every moment with his family and friends. Hunting, fishing, panning for gold, and generally being outdoors were some of his happiest times with his son, Chad, and his brothers. He was a superb auto mechanic, carpenter, millwright, and loved working with his hands. His favorite saying was, "If you're going to do it, do it right the first time."

He was born December 27, 1943, in American Fork, Utah, to Lloyd and Mildred Bair. They were devoted and loving parents. He went to school in American Fork and his family lived in Alpine. He graduated from American Fork High School. He found his lifelong sweetheart, Kathy Pearson, on a blind date, July 24, 1970. Don asked Kathy to marry him one week later. Kathy was living in Orem at the time. They were married October 23, 1970, in the Salt Lake Temple, where they were sealed for time and eternity.

Don is the father of four wonderful children, Natalie (Bill) Erskine, Lori Engle, Sherry (Jesse) McDaniel, and Chad Bair, who admire and adore their father more than he will ever know. He has ten grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren who will miss their grandpa.

Don and Kathy have lived in Pleasant Grove for 53 years, where their children were raised. The family vacationed together by camping and fishing, mostly at Strawberry Reservoir. They loved to take sledding trips in American Fork Canyon. To the delight of the children, in the winter, Don would pull the kids on a large sled through the canyon, swerving the whole way up and down.

Don worked for Millwright Union #722 for 35 years and was a master craftsman.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father; brothers, Vernon and Raymond; sister-in-law, Coleen Bair; and many aunts and uncles. Don is survived by his loving wife, Kathy; his children; sister-in-law, Sharon Bair; brothers, Doug Bair and Reed (Joan) Bair; and sisters, Marlene (Dale) Heaton and Coleen (Stephen) Murdock.

A viewing will be held Thursday, May 23, from 6-8 PM at Anderson & Sons Lone Peak Chapel, 6141 W. 11000 North, Highland, UT 84003. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 24, at 11:00 AM at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints building, 332 East 500 North, Pleasant Grove, UT 84062, with a viewing one hour prior to the funeral service. Interment, Alpine City Cemetery.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Public Viewing

Thursday, May 23, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Mountain time)

Anderson & Sons Lone Peak Chapel

6141 West 11000 North, Highland, UT 84003

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Public Viewing

Friday, May 24, 2024

9:45 - 10:45 am (Mountain time)

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Funeral Service

Friday, May 24, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

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