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La Grande, Union County, Oregon

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m., for Carl S. Baum, 68, of La Grande, who died Saturday at Grande Ronde Hospital. Services will be held at the La Grande Stake Center, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with Bishop Doyle Slater presiding.

Mr. Baum was born April 17, 1916, in Nampa, Idaho, the son of Carl E. and Augusta (Hiatt) Baum. He moved to La Grande as a small boy and attended schools in La Grande. After high school, he attended the La Grande College of Business.

He was an active member of the LDS Church, Third Ward and held many responsible positions in the church.

After working in the Civilian Conservation Corps, he worked as a dry kiln operator for Lorenz Lumber Mill in Burney, Calif. He retired in 1977 after 32 years in the lumber business. He moved to La Grande where he made his permanent home.

Mr. Baum married Evelyn May Cole in Baker on June 22, 1933. She preceded him in death of February 3, 1966. He married Viola M. (Hearing) Fager in Logan, Utah, on October 16, 1970.

Survivors include his wife Viola; children Wayne O. Baum of Fall River Mills, Calif.; Jeanne Huff of Clearfield, Utah, and Floyd B. Baum of Orem, Utah; step-daughters Jeanette Wright and Delorris Goss, both of La Grande; brothers Percy Baum of Pendleton, John Baum of El Cajon, Calif., and Walter Baum or Aurora, Calif.; sister, Laura Mae Marshall of La Grande, 21 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Dedication of the grave at Grandview Cemetery will follow the funeral. The family suggests memorials be made to the Medical Research Foundation of Oregon or the La Grande Stake Genealogical Library in care of Payne Family Mortuary.

La Grande Observer, Tuesday, 22 May 1984

Contributed by: Robert Bull

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