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Donald Lee Bacon

February 6, 1940 - January 29, 2024

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Donald Lee Bacon

2-6-1940 -1-29-2024

Donald “Lee“ Bacon, a lifelong Catholic, was born in Chicago, IL February 6, 1940 to Ken and Charlotte Bacon, both parents are deceased.  He passed on from complications of Dementia. He moved to Dallas, TX around the age of 12 years old.  He is survived by his wife, Patti Bacon, children, Lisa Gilbert, Christopher Whitestone, Mark Bacon, and Victoria Thomas, as well as his brother Dr. Kenneth Terry Bacon, M.D.   He is the grandfather of Shane, Courtney, Jourdan, Elizabeth, Rebecca, Michelle, and Mina as well as several great grandchildren.

He received his Master’s degree from the University of Texas in Dallas, where he also worked for a number of years.  His last position was at Richland College Dallas, TX as Vice President of Business Affairs.  He retired from there in 1997.

He was married to Patti Bacon for nearly 36 years after he divorced the mother of his children, Rita Bacon, in 1988.  Lee and Patti moved to Montrose in 2000 where they spent the remainder of Lee’s life.  Many travels have taken   place throughout the years, but Montrose & the San Juans will always be their favorites.  Lee was an avid “Jeeper” and photographer and enjoyed many trips with his best buddy, Perry Reed.  He will be forever loved & remembered by his wife Patti, all the kids and grandkids, and his special friends Perry & Leila Reed.  No service planned.  Arrangements by Crippin Funeral Home.