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Roberta Adelle Dunagan Bain
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Birth: Oct. 8, 1915
Dawson County
Texas, USA
Death: Aug. 20, 2011
Midland County
Texas, USA

Roberta Adelle Dunagan Bain accepted a new teaching assignment with God's little angels on Saturday, August 20, 2011. Roberta was born on October 8, 1915 in Lamesa, Texas to Sneed and Dona Dunagan. The family moved to Midland when she was a small child. She graduated from Midland High School in 1933. She attended McMurray College then began working in Midland. She met and married J.B, Bain on September 16, 1939. They were married 33 years until his death in 1972. She continued her education and graduated from Sul Ross State College in August of 1962 and received her Masters of Education from Texas Technological College in August 1968. She taught kindergarten and first grade at Rusk Elementary until her retirement. She then volunteered to live with a Baptist missionary family in Argentina tutoring their children. Upon her return to Midland she became the first Director of the Child Development Center of First Baptist Church of Midland. She taught children's Sunday School for fifty years at First Baptist. Clearly the focus of her life was family, faith and her love of children. Even after her second retirement, Roberta continued to find opportunities to teach and to read to children. She loved to travel and visited six of the seven continents on various journeys. She especially enjoyed her memberships in Delta Kappa Gamma, Garden Club, and En Ami Book Review Club. Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, J.B, Bain; son, Johnny Bain; daughter, Frances Griffin; granddaughter, Stephanie Sizemore and sister, Doris Dunagan. She is survived by son, Bill Bain and wife Patsy of Midland; two grandchildren, Laura Hamel and husband Jonathan of Coral Gables, Fl., and BJ Bain of Washington, DC; three great-grandsons, Benjamin, Jonah and Silas Hamel. The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staffs of Hospice Midland and Manor Park for the care provided to Roberta the last two years. The family will receive friends Tuesday, August 23, 2011 between the hours of 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Ellis Funeral Home. Memorial service will be held at 10:30 am Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at the First Baptist Church of Midland. Services are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home. Condolences may be offered at In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hospice Midland, P.O. Box 2621 Midland, TX 79702 or to the First Baptist Church Child Development Center.

Published in Midland Reporter-Telegram on August 21, 2011
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  Johnnie Buford Bain (1911 - 1972)
Resthaven Memorial Park
Midland County
Texas, USA
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Record added: Sep 29, 2011
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Roberta Adelle <i>Dunagan</i> Bain
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 Added: Sep. 29, 2011

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