Born the first of 2 cildren to George Ray and Viola "Vi" Katherine Duvall Bawden in Davenport, Scott, IA. The family lived on 116 Forest Rd in the house Ray built for Vi before they were married. Binc attended Davenport schools: Pierce, Sudlow and Davenport (Central) High School. He was in the ROTC and on the high school golf team where he lettered and won many local and state meets. He attended St. Ambrose Unversity and went on to law school at the University of Iowa where he met wife Jean Evelyn Reininga from Oak Park, Cook, IL. She was in her 3rd year of a degree in early childhood education and Binc was playing golf and running a photography studio to help with tuition. Binc graduated with his law degree and decided not to enter a practice because law was too inhuman. Jean did her student teaching and never stepped into a classroom after that. Jean and Binc married in Oak Park Presbyterian Church on 16 Oct 1948. They came back to Davenport where Binc worked in the family full-service ad agency started by his father, "Ray" and Ray's 2 brothers, AR and Harry in the early 1900s on 3rd St. in Davenport. Their first child, Carol, was born in St. Luke's and came home to the Vale Apts on 4th & Pershing, previously the grand Burtiss Hotel, for a year when they bought a house at 2805 Jefferson. Jean and Binc had 3 more children in close succession. Binc continued his love of golf as a member of the Davenport Country Club and 1 year participating in an international seniors tournament at St. Andrews in Scotland. He and his foursome from Davenport won. He was a member of The Davenport Club, Contemporary Club, and other civic organizations. He always met people well. Had many friends, lived by "carpe diem" or "if it feels good, do it". He loved to play cribbage, poker, gin and dominoes with his childhood friends. He suffered from a lacerated esophagus and had 2 critical surgeries at Mayos in Rochester, MN. He lived on an ostomy bag for many months because his stomach was "disconnected". They thought the esophagus would heal itself. He died 1 Mar 1986 in St. Luke's now Genesis East in Davenport after a flu bug compromised his delicate immune system. Their 4 children and spouses, 11 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren survive Binc and Jean (2008).
Created by: Carol Record added: Jun 14, 2008
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I remember many of your little "isms". Pediddle your potates, gunch a card, goose it, a little dibble-dabble, a roader, prozit, gripes my butt/can, hobiggen on your dickey. I remember many times how I'd ask for help with math and you'd be asleep in your ...(Read more) -
Carol Added: Jun. 14, 2008