After many years of being "on stage" as a salesman and larger-than-life entrepreneur, Don Hainsworth has left the stage of this earth life. Although, he probably would have preferred to go out in flamboyant style, Don slipped away from us all too quietly on the morning of July 11, 2016 at the age 78.\n\nBlessed to have been here and blessed to have stayed so long, Don had a life full of adventure that could have ended really before it began. Although he was born with spina bifida, no one told him that he couldn't or wouldn't be able to do things like everyone else. Learning to walk, run, play basketball, and even march in the high school band proved to have no limits for his undaunted spirit. Don always accomplished whatever he set his mind to do.\n\nDon was born on December 27, 1937 in San Bernardino, CA and graduated from Colton High School. He married his high school sweetheart, Yvonne, in September 1955. After Yvonne joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, they were sealed for time and all eternity in June 1964 in the Los Angeles Temple. Usually in tandem, they served in many capacities over the years in church and business and traveled the world together. After sharing more than 60 years of constant companionship, Don has gone to prepare for the day when they will once again be reunited.\n\nDon's days on earth were not spent in idleness. Those who knew him, would attest to the fact that he was always knee-deep into something that was usually to benefit someone else. From the early days in Fontana, California to his final days in Utah, Don had a passion for planning and carrying out a presentation or a project (of which he was usually the center of attention!). Who could forget his impersonations of Elvis Presley or Flip Wilson's "Geraldine" at the Fontana II Ward fundraiser? His attention to detail when he was the Bishop in charge of overseeing the construction of the Randall Ward Building in Fontana was pulled off with great professionalism. The many, many seminars that he put on while he was a manager for Beneficial Life Insurance Co. was always done with that special flair that Don had. As a matter of fact, he decided that one of the advantages of dying of cancer is that you have time to organize and plan your own funeral - which Don did! With his red pen in hand, he proceeded to hand out assignments to his children and grandchildren for his funeral.\n\nAs an unrelenting entrepreneur, Don could not rest after his retirement from the insurance business. He fulfilled a life-long dream of opening a Mexican Restaurant, The Cabo Grill, where he was known to many as "Cabo Don." Even though the food was loved by many, it was Don's personality that had regular customers coming back again and again. Don loved people! It was his ability to relate to people in all walks of life and make them feel at ease that made him so special, and why so many have been privileged to call him Friend.\n\nDon has left behind a legacy of hard work and determination to those who loved him and worked with him. His life was an illustration of deep faith, personal integrity, and compassion. This legacy will have a positive impact on many generations to come.\n\nDon has had to say good-bye to many friends and family members over the years. Preceding him in death was his father, Thomas Arthur in 1957, his mother, Alice in 1983, his sisters Neola in 1970 and Alice in 1989, and his only brother Tom in 1991. We are sure Don is having a wonderful reunion with them!\n\nThose he has left behind are his beautiful wife of 60 years, Yvonne, his son Mark (Jennifer) Hainsworth, and his daughters Jill (Steve) Bowler and Kristi (Brad) Bills. Don has left an incredible legacy to 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren! He also left behind his two older sisters Delores Elliott and Joyce Hafiz managing to have the last laugh as their "bratty" little brother getting his way one last time.\n\nDon's family would like to thank everyone who contributed prayers and positive energy during his cancer journey as well as throughout his life. Don was humbled and truly touched by the outpouring of support of good friends and family that always seemed to surround him. Knowing each of you contributed to the success that was his life's story. His advice to all of you would be "Don't sweat the small stuff. . .and it's all small stuff."\n\nWe would like to invite you to join us in a celebration of his life Friday evening, July 15, 2016 from 6 - 8 pm at Olpin Family Mortuary, 494 S. 400 E., Pleasant Grove, Utah where a viewing will be held. We will continue the celebration at his funeral Saturday morning, July 16, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in the Barrett Building, American Fork 30th Ward Chapel, 270 N. 900 E., American Fork, Utah. Family and friends may attend a viewing from 9 - 10:45 a.m. prior to the services. Interment will be in the Highland City Cemetery where he chose a beautiful view of Mount Timpanogos.\n\nAn account has been set up to help with funeral expenses. Donations may be made in the name of Yvonne Hainsworth at Rock Canyon Bank (several locations in Utah County and St. George).