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Joseph Michael “Doggy” Cain, of Rulison, died Oct. 5, 2005 at Children’s Hospital in Denver. He was 14.

Joe was born on Aug. 16, 1991, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction, to Michael and Debra Cain.

Joe attended Bea Underwood Elementary from first through sixth grade. While a student there, he was a member of Peer P.A.L.S, the chess club, choir and band. He attended St. John Middle School from seventh through eighth grade, and was an honor roll student the entire time. He was also a member of the National Junior Honor Society and played on the Panther football and basketball teams. Joe was an avid fisherman, dirt biker, golfer, and camper, and loved to play football, basketball and baseball. He played for the Parachute/Battlement Mesa Recreation Department baseball and basketball teams every year from the age of 5.



From the day he was born, life was a challenge for Joe, but he never complained. He overcame each and every obstacle and lived life to the absolute fullest. His endearing smile, sensitivity and unending sense of humor will be missed by all those whose lives he touched.

In his brief life, Joe touched so many lives. He will be forever remembered, cherished and loved by his parents; his brother, Matt; sister Alli; grandparents Walter and Paulann Volk, and Janis Cain of Redding, Calif.; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and his Labrador, BlackJack.



There will be a memorial service on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Grand Valley High School gymnasium in Parachute. A graveside service will immediately follow at the Battlement Mesa Cemetery.

A scholarship fund will be set up in Joseph’s name; in lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the Joseph Cain Memorial Fund at any Alpine Bank.


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