Larry George Bain of Layton, Utah was born on July 16th, 1944 to Lois Carlson Bain
and William George Bain in Salt Lake City. Larry passed away from complications of
dementia on November 30th, 2022 in Layton, Utah. He was 78 years old.
On June 23rd, 1966, he married the love of his life, Lynne LaRee Peterson. In 1980
they were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple for time and all eternity. They were married
for 56 years. They lived in many places including Montana, Louisiana, Georgia,
California, and eventually settled in Utah. Together they raised 5 girls and a son. They
enjoyed traveling, camping, golfing, and spending time with their grandchildren. Larry
adored his grandchildren.
Larry is survived by Lynne, 5 daughters - Cindi Bain Lopez (Jose), Mandy Bain Pace
(Darin), Kanda Bain Fernelius (Eric), Nikole Bain, Jenn Bain, and his only son - Rory
William McCormick Bain. He also left behind 23 grandchildren and 6 great-
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Billy and two sisters - Barbara Bain
(Johnson) and Joyce Bain (Carlin). He was reunited with his two cousins, who were his
best friends: Don Duncan and Richard Duncan.
Larry did not prefer a conventional funeral held in his honor, nor would he like his
obituary written like all the others. Larry did not like the limelight, the attention of others,
or socializing in crowds or gatherings. He lived his life modestly, in quiet dignity
alongside his faithful wife Lynne and those he loved most. He was a dedicated
husband, a protective father, a loving grandfather, and a loyal friend.
Those who knew and loved him well, appreciated his casual and genuine personality.
You could always be yourself with Larry and talk to him about anything because he was
always authentic, truthful, and perhaps honest to a fault. Larry always shot straight,
expressed his strong and unapologetic opinions, and never wavered from his sensible
down to earth standards.
Larry was a praying man. He believed in God, but cared little for organized religion. He
served his fellow men and was always willing to help anyone, at any time. Neighbors
sought after Larry if they needed any mechanical help on cars, appliances, or small
motor equipment. He served his fellow men, was a law abiding citizen and loved his
freedom. But he had little tolerance for those that threatened his rights as an American
citizen, or those that sought after and abused their power or position.
While rough and tough on the surface, Larry had a very soft and sensitive side. He
seemed happiest when he was hugging or holding his grandchildren. He laughed most
when he was playing or teasing them. While Larry loved cars, dirtbikes, golf, and
shooting guns he enjoyed spending most of his time at home with Lynne loving her,
attending to her needs, puttering around on projects in the garage, and visiting with
family and friends.
You knew what meant most to Larry when he couldn’t finish a sentence because of
emotion or see the expression on his face as he recalled precious memories. In his last
days he spoke often about friends that had passed. One of them, Larry’s closest cousin,
Dick, was taken by a tragic car accident. Larry could not compose himself very well
whenever he spoke of it. Exactly two years, to the day, Dick came to take Larry Home.
Our loss is Dick’s gain! They are sure to be found golfing an epic “18 holes in heaven”
together and waiting for the day they can be reunited with loved ones still here.
There will be a celebration of life on December 16th from 6:00pm-8:00pm, located at the
LDS Rock Church - 625 South 750 East, Layton, UT 84041. Please come prepared to
share a memory to write on a card.