Ronald D. Bayne
November 11, 1958 ~ October 15, 2013
Ronald D. Bayne, 54, of East Wenatchee, passed away in his home on October 15, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. He fought a courageous battle against cancer and never let the illness take away his passion for life. Ron was born on November 11, 1958 to John and Shirley Bayne and was a lifelong resident of the Wenatchee Valley. Ron had a great enthusiasm for the outdoors that started at a young age. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, hiking, skiing, snowmobiling and motorcycle riding. He spent countless hours in the mountains with his beloved dogs, Bandit and Maggie. Ron played Little League and Babe Ruth baseball. He graduated from Wenatchee High School in 1977 and then attended Wenatchee Valley College. As a senior, Ron met the love of his life, Mary. After dating for four years, they married in 1981 and enjoyed 32 wonderful years together. They resided in East Wenatchee for most of their married life. In 1984, they were blessed with the birth of their first child, Michelle. Even though, at that time Ron sported a full beard and mustache, people would comment that his baby girl looked just like him. In 1986, Ron and Mary were again blessed with a child, Brandon. Ron passed his enthusiasm for sports onto Brandon. They spent many hours watching and playing sports. Ron and Brandon were best friends.
Ron’s children were the light of his life. He was a natural, gifted athlete excelling in basketball, baseball, softball, tennis and golf. Ron enjoyed playing sports with his kids and coaching many of their youth sports teams. As his kids grew into their adult years, he had fun playing Church League basketball and Jack-n-Jill softball with them year-after-year. No matter the sport, Ron always knew that his parents would be cheering from the stands. When Michelle married in 2010, Ron gained another son, Aaron Hastings. Ron was a role model for Aaron. On June 29th of this year, Ron and Mary were overjoyed to welcome the arrival of their first grandchild, Kinsley Michelle. Ron was thrilled to be in the delivery room for the birth. Kinsley’s daily visits to “Papa Ron” brightened his days. Children were naturally drawn to Ron’s tender and kind nature.
Ron worked about 25 years for Alcoa, spending most of that time in the Cast House and then as a technician in the Quant Lab. Ron developed many great friendships with his co-workers. Prior to Alcoa, Ron worked for W.I. Forest Products. Ron was a wonderful, loving, and devoted son, brother, husband, dad and grandfather. He was a true inspiration to his family and friends. He fought his battle against cancer with dignity and strength and taught us that no matter what life throws at you to never give up.
Ron is survived by his loving wife, Mary of East Wenatchee; his children, Michelle Hastings and husband, Aaron of East Wenatchee; Brandon Bayne and girlfriend, Stacy Pearson of Renton; granddaughter, Kinsley Hastings; parents, John and Shirley Bayne of Wenatchee; brother, John Bayne (Trina) of Cashmere; sister, Julie Tarbert (Dennis) of Wenatchee; and many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Ron’s Life is planned for November 2, 2013 at Town Toyota Center from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. All Ron’s family and friends are welcome to attend and the family would love to have you share a special memory of Ron. We love you Ron. You are forever in our hearts.