Shayne Clinton Baringer
July 11, 1964-Oct. 13, 2015
Anchor Point resident Shayne Clinton Baringer passed from this life in Anchorage on Oct. 13, 2015.
A memorial service will take place at Glacier View Baptist Church in Homer at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015. Pastor Rick Wise will officiate. Following the memorial, there will be a potluck dinner at the Homer Elks Lodge, for a continued celebration of Shayne’s life.
Shayne was born July 11, 1964, in Las Vegas, Nev., to Charles Clinton and Carolyn Baringer. He graduated from Mountain Home High School in Idaho in 1982.
After graduation, Shayne moved to Kodiak, where he worked for a roofing company and also fished commercially. Shayne next moved to Homer, where he got his start in commercial construction with Brown Construction. In 1990, Shayne gained employment with Enserch, where he worked as a tunnel supervisor on Bradley Lake Hydro Project. After its completion, Shayne began working for Herndon and Thompson Inc. and then later worked for Osage Construction.
In 1995, Shayne married his wife, Nikki. Soon after, they took a leap of faith and started Twin Peaks Construction Inc. and eventually moved to Anchor Point. This would prove to be a great decision, because in 1998, Nikki gave birth to their son Tristan. Owning Twin Peaks Construction allowed Shayne to work close to home and be with Nikki and Tristan.
They started out small with minimal equipment, but Nikki and Shayne worked side by side, and grew Twin Peaks Construction into a multimillion dollar business, completing over 93 construction projects. Some of the jobs Shayne was proudest of were Kennecott Mine, King Cove Roads, Stariski Creek Bridge, and numerous jobs in Denali National Park spanning a nine-year period.
Shayne’s proudest accomplishment was the completion of his latest project: the Stetson Creek Cooper Lake Dam Diversion Project for Chugach Electric.
Shayne thrived on taking difficult jobs and making them successful, and loved being around all of his equipment which he called “his yellow candy.” Shayne had many hobbies including hunting, fishing, traveling and loved to ride his Harley. But Shayne’s favorite past time was bidding, planning and completing construction projects.
Shayne was a member of the Associated General Contractors of Alaska, Ducks Unlimited, the National Rifle Association and the Elks Lodge. He held many construction related certifications from Alaska Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead Training Program, Mine Safety and Health Administration and ISMA, to name a few, and also held a federal explosives license issued by the ATF division of the U.S. Department of Justice. Shayne was determined to have a successful commercial construction business and worked tirelessly to achieve that goal.
Shayne was preceded in death by one brother, Michael Baringer. He is survived by his wife Nikki Danette Baringer; son Tristan Ethan Baringer as well as his beloved German shepherd, Chief; daughter Dionella “Bow” Baringer and Mike “Spanky” Doble, and Bow’s daughter, Piper Nicole Baringer, whom Shayne lovingly referred to as his little princess; daughter Malina Miller, her husband Aaron, and grandchildren Jeremy and Aaris; father Charles Clinton Baringer and Marlis Osburn of Las Vegas; mother Carolyn St. Jean and husband Ralph of Mountain Home, Idaho; brother Charles Baringer Jr. “Chuck” and wife Brenda of Las Vegas; sister Kim Orozco and husband Rudy of Las Vegas; sister Kelly Hobbs and husband John of Boise, Idaho; brother Kermit Roy Baringer of Las Vegas; sister Kristin Gravedoni and husband Guido of Mountain Home; father-in-law Marvin Beeson and wife Barbara of Bend, Ore.; mother-in-law Doni Beeson of
Sun City, Ariz.; sister-in-law Kim Beeson of Bend, Ore., as well as fourteen nieces and nephews.
Shayne had many friends, acquaintances and loyal employees. He will be missed by many.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the American Cancer Society. (1-800-227-2345 or www.donate.cancer.org).