On October 28, 2021, Charles Ronald Lain (Ron) of Riverton, WY, age 73 passed away from COVID pneumonia. Ron was born on August 20, 1948 in Panguitch Utah to Linnie and Buck Lain. He graduated from Baker High School, Baker, Montana, class of 1966. Ron enlisted in the Army in 1967 and was a proud Vietnam vet. He was a determined worker, working summers starting at the age of 15 in the oilfield and doing ranch work. After his military service he worked full time in the oilfield and was well known in the Big Piney area. In the early 1990’s, Ron did bodyguard and security guard work out of Elko, Nevada. He returned to Riverton after retirement.
Ron was home in the outdoors. He loved golfing, camping, fishing, and hunting throughout Wyoming. He was known as a walking encyclopedia when it came to sports and could answer any question instantly. His twin brother Donnie will miss that dearly. He was a fanatic when it came to the Chicago Bears, the Philadelphia Phillies and the Boston Red Sox. Ron was a great baseball player during and after high school and was scouted by the Boston Red Sox. Always looking for an adventure, in his earlier years Ron was an instrument licensed pilot for both airplanes and helicopters. One of Ron’s greatest passions was his family and he cherished his children and grandkids.
Ron married Judy Hubbard in 1969 and together they had three children. They were divorced for 27 years and rekindled their relationship, sharing a household in Riverton. Ron and Judy were both hospitalized at the same time and sadly Judy also died of COVID pneumonia just nine minutes before Ron.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his children Rex Lain of Riverton, Skot Lain (Jaime) of Riverton, and Heather Mascarenaz (Gilbert) of rural Riverton; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters Charlotte Brinkerhoff of LaBarge, WY and Kay Lain of Lynchberg, VA, brothers Bob Lain of Big Piney, WY and twin brother Donnie of Torrington, WY; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Ron will always be remembered as a kind and generous man who lived life to the fullest. He was a committed Christian and will now rest in peace with the Lord.
Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life for both Ron and Judy will be held at 11:00 am on December 4, 2021 at United Baptist Church, 1201 E. Pershing Ave. in Riverton, with lunch served afterwards.