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Connie Collins Bain was born on December 18, 1936. She left to be with Jesus on June 28, 2023, at the age of 86. Her capacity for love and faith was amazing! She was big sister to 1, mom to 3, and a loving mother-in-law; she was an aunt to 5, and great aunt to 4. While she absolutely loved her 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren, she was “Gram” to so many more. And if she counted you as a friend, you knew it! She had a knack for making whoever she was talking to in that moment feel like the most important person in the world. Talk about a natural born teacher/coach/cheerleader/mentor – she was all these. She was also a spiritual warrior to many, sharing her faith not only with words, but with her actions. She was a voracious learner, and she especially loved teaching and coaching others.
Connie grew up in Dallas, and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School, class of 1955. She grew up at the First Baptist Church of Dallas and even worked there in her teens. She married Bob Bain in June 1956, and they shared 3 children. When they divorced in 1974, single parent responsibilities didn’t slow her down. She began working as a Parks and Recreation leader for the City of Irving; she also went back to finish her college degree at North Texas State University (now UNT). Even while earning her master’s degree, she never missed any of her children’s events.
After retiring from Irving Parks and Recreation in 1997, she moved to the Texas Hill Country. Her heart for “loving on” others spread to an entirely new community. She was first a member of FBC Kingsland, and then transferred her membership to Chapel of the Hills Baptist Church at Buchanon Dam. She was active at both churches: participated in planning committees, taught VBS, ran a women’s bible study, and sang in their choirs. In 2021, she moved back to Dallas and lived at Signature Pointe. Again, she gathered a new group of friends and showered her love and faith on them. Her Amada Senior Care helpers also became her friends, and they helped to gracefully usher her out of this life and into the next.
Connie Bain is preceded in death by her parents, Lon and “Bea” Collins, and her brother-in-law Barry Polston. She is survived by her sister, Kaye Polston of New Braunfels, TX; her children and their spouses, Kym and Tracy Webster of Plano TX, Kyle and Tedi Bain of Punta Gorda, FL, and Kelly and Richard Ott of Elgin, Tx. Her grandchildren are Renee Childers, Brenda Thurman, Kyle Bain Jr., Austin and Brittany Webster, and Kelsey Webster. Her great-grandchildren are Lamar Childers, Maddie Bain, Brandon Cook, Kyle Bain III, Charles Bain Webster, and Kylan Bain. Her nieces and nephews and their spouses are Cindy and Jack Hunsucker, Betsy and Bob Radney, Marilyn and Cindy Polston-Ponce, Bud and Alberto Polston-Torres, and Scott and Nicole Polston. She has 1 great niece and 3 great nephews: Jackson, Cooper and Hannah Polston, and Lyric Polston-Torres. She is also survived by many more family members, and so very many people who love her and call her friend.
A tribute to her life will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, July 22 in the Chapel of the North Dallas Funeral Home,
2710 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, Tx 75234.
Donations in her honor are welcomed at these nonprofits: CassieCommunity.org (she loved her lake); Living Proof Ministries (Beth Moore Foundation for Women’s Bible Studies) https://store.lproof.org/products/donate; and her home church, Chapel of the Hills Baptist Church (https://www.hillcountrychapel.com/).
Please join us in celebrating Connie’s life by signing the guestbook, sharing your memories and uploading your favorite photos of her to the memorial page. https://my.gather.app/remember/connie-bain
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North Dallas Funeral Home
2710 Valley View Ln Farmers Branch, TX 75234
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