Samuel Alfred Cain

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Samuel Alfred Cain

Samuel Alfred Cain

Sam was born in the doctor’s home in Absarokee, Montana, Feb. 1, 1931, the youngest of seven children of Samuel M. and Vivien E. Cain. He was raised on the family’s original homestead on Jackstone Creek. Sam started school in Reed Point. His parents moved to Park City in 1943. When Sam was 15 he drove his parents to Mesa, Arizona for two winters. 

He often worked at gas stations and for neighbor farmers. In 1949 he worked on the construction of the new gym in Park City. He went to Mesa High and graduated from Park City High School in 1950, joined the Air Force in 1951, and served in England and at Malmstrom AFB in Great Falls. He worked for 27 years for Cenex Refinery. 

Sam and Jan enjoyed 31 winters in Parker, Arizona and summers in Livingston, Montana where Sam always fished. His later years were spent in Park City surrounded by many family and friends. Sam was a member of the Park City American Legion.

Sam married Jeannette Walters, his high school sweetheart, in 1953. They have grown children Sandra (Chip Watts), and Sam (Debbie Cain); their grand-children Christie (Mike) Dimich, Josh (Heather) Watts, Shanna (Steve) Downing, and Jolene (Kurt) Verlanic. Sam also leaves 11 great grandchildren and one great, great granddaughter.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 22, 2019, at 10 a.m. at the Smith Laurel Chapel, 315 E. 3rd Street in Laurel. Interment follows at the Park City Cemetery with military honors. A reception will then be held at the Park City Civic Center. Condolences may be shared at smithfuneralchapels.com.  

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