Don Everett Bake, age 60, died peacefully July 25, 2022, after a short stay in the hospital. Don E was born April 13, 1962, and is the first child and only son of Don A Bake and Neva L. Beeton Bake. He was a lifetime resident of Tooele County.
Don E graduated from Tooele High School in 1980. He then continued his education through the Salt Lake Technical College where he learned the skills to work as a manual machinist. He worked through this industry throughout his entire career, retiring in October of 2020.
Don E was a casual guy, who preferred a slow pace and a simple life. A real straight shooter – his word was his bond. He loved the outdoors, including camping, hunting, fishing, watching wildlife, and his greatest passion metal detecting. As long as he was spending time with family and friends, he was game. You could often see him out riding around, with a Dew in hand, enjoying nature and looking for places to metal detect. Another thing Don E was known for is driving Dodge vehicles. He was known in high school for the orange 1970 Dodge truck he inherited from his parents, applet named the “Pumpin Pumpkin.” He continued to own that truck up to his death.
Don E is survived by his sisters Nevon L. Bake, and Lola E. “L. E.” (Ronda Allred) Bake, nieces, aunts, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Susan M. Bake, grandparents, uncles, aunts, and a few cousins.
An informal farewell will be held Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Tate Mortuary, Tooele, Utah. Per Don’s wishes please dress casually. Interment will be at the Bake family plot Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022, at 10 a.m., at the St. John Cemetery in Malad, Idaho.