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Raydene "Chum" Bacon

Mar 23, 2022 (0)

Aurora — Raydene "Chum" Ann Bacon, 72, of Aurora, died Saturday, March 19, 2022 at Westfield Quality Care.

Visitation was held Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora with a rosary.

A mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 24, 2022 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Aurora. Rev. Mark Seiker will officiate.

Burial will be in the Aurora Catholic Cemetery in Aurora.

Memorials may be made to the family for future designation.

Raydene, the daughter of Ray and Ann (Ramold) Timmerman was born at O'Neill on Sept. 11, 1949 and passed away at Aurora on March 19, 2022 at the age of 72.

She grew up in O'Neill with her 14 brothers and sisters.  Raydene graduated from St. Mary's Catholic High School in O'Neill.  She worked at the nursing home in O'Neill during high school, then moved with her sister to Kearney to work at Good Samaritan Hospital in housekeeping.

Raydene married Melvin Bacon on Feb. 13, 1971, at O'Neill.  They lived in Cozad and Kearney before moving to Aurora in March 1973. They had eight children Andrew, Duane, Matt, Kevin, Dean, Anna, Heather and Becky.  Raydene stayed at home to raise their family and later on went to work at the Hamilton Motor Inn on weekends, Memorial Hospital and Hamilton Manor before going to work in the cafeteria at Aurora Public Schools for 17 years. 

Raydene was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.

She enjoyed doing paint by number pictures, puzzles, gardening, being an Elvis fan and spending time with her family.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband Melvin of Aurora; eight children Andrew Bacon of Grand Island, Duane Bacon of Aurora, Matt Bacon of Gainesboro, TN, Kevin (Angie) Bacon of Tilden, Dean Bacon of Aurora, Anna Bacon of Aurora, Heather (Shawn) Nienhueser of Grand Island and Becky (Chris) Benger of Aurora; 13 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; 14 siblings Mary Schulte, A.J. Timmerman, Raymond Timmerman, Barb Larsen, Janet Kubik, Bill Timmerman, Kate Clouse, Ed Timmerman, Tim Timmerman, Margaret Kubik, Joe Timmerman, David Timmerman, Dan Timmerman and Rita Hoctor; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends who will cherish her memory.

She was preceded in death by her parents and grandson Josiah.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.higbymortuary.com.

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