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Dean Dale Bauman

December 18, 1951 ~ April 9, 2021 (age 69)


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Dean Dale Bauman, 69, of Power, Montana, passed away on April 9, 2021, after a battle with cancer.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, April 16 at 3:00 pm at Croxford Funeral Home in Great Falls. In honor of Dean’s affection for the cowboy lifestyle, we encourage you to wear jeans, cowboy hats and other western attire to the service.

Dean was born in Great Falls at Deaconess Hospital on Dec. 18, 1951, to Dale and the late Joyce (Oleson) Bauman. He graduated from Power High School in 1970.

Dean married the late Jeanette Bontrager in 1983 and adopted Jeanette’s sons Dan and Gary.

Over his life, Dean held a number of jobs, including cowboy, fire fighter, truck driver, heavy equipment operator, lumber yard worker, farmer, janitor at Power High School, snowcat operator at Big Sky, auctioneer, and story/joke teller.

Rodeo was an important part of Dean’s life. Bull and bronco riding were events he loved to participate in. Later in life, he enjoyed watching rodeos from the sidelines and made an annual pilgrimage to Las Vegas for the National Rodeo Finals competition.

Dean leaves behind a legacy of compassion, love for his family and friends, and appreciation of humor. He adored his beloved dog Bandit who was his faithful companion for 14 years. Dean loved his family and friends and always had a story or joke to share. As Dean would say, “See you on down the trail.”

Survivors include Dale Bauman of Power, Montana; Connie (Jim) Alderson of La Quinta, CA; Brad (Suzanne) Bauman of Fairfield, MT; Dan (Laura) Bauman of Apple Valley, MN; Gary (LeAnn) Bauman of Townsend, MT; grandchildren Madison Bauman of Anaconda, MT and Macey and Mason Bauman of Townsend, MT; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by mother Joyce Bauman and former spouse Jeanette Bauman.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Power Volunteer Fire Department at PO Box 142, Power, MT 59468. Croxford Funeral Home will have a live-steam link to the Memorial Service for anyone unable to attend in person.

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Memorial Service
April 16, 2021

3:00 PM
The Rose Room Chapel ~ Croxford Funeral Home
1307 Central Ave
Great Falls, MT 59401

Video is available for this event

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