Richard Claude ‘Dick’ Cain, 80, went to Cowboy Heaven on July 18, 2019, in Dumas. He had been a resident at the Great Plains Nursing & Rehab Home for several years where he suffered a stroke.
Dick was born on Sept. 28, 1939, in Canadian to Lorene Mae Bridwell and Claude Durwood ‘Burlo’ Cain. He was the first of three sons to be born to the parents. Surviving brothers are Dean Cain of Goldendale, Washington, and Tom Cain of Spearman. Barbara (Dean’s wife) and Marilyn (Tom’s wife) are both deceased.
He had worked in numerous feedlots in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas and Colorado. His entire life was spent being a cowboy for that was the only life he had ever known. He loved everyone he met and always had a smile on his face.
On May 22, 1965, Judy Karen Jones became his wife in Canadian. She was the mother of their three children: Freddie born in 1966, Karen Claudene in 1967 and Tommie Mae in 1969, and one adopted son, Russell (Rusty) Cain of Odessa.
Dick married Joyce A. Hudgens in Canadian on June 29, 1992. She had four children: Chris Powers, Aaron Powers, Shawn Powers and Mike Powers.
Dick requested to be cremated and only a family memorial in a quiet place. A simple memorial was conducted July 25, 2019, at 10 a.m. at a chosen park attended with children and family.
Dick is preceded in death by his parents, one son-in-law, two sisters-in-law, and numerous aunts, uncles and five cousins.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce; his children Freddie (Jennifer), Karen Porter and Tommie (George) Gray; step-children Mike, Aaron, Shawn and Chris Powers; 22 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 11 cousins.