Eva Mae Baum, 96, of Tacoma, Wash., a former longtime Baker City resident, died March 21, 2006, at her home in Tacoma.
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Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2625 Hughes Lane. Interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery.
Eva Mae Baum was born on July 29, 1909, near Pullman, Wash., to Charles and Edna Scott. She was one of three children.
She lived most of her childhood at Spokane, Wash. In 1926, she moved with her mother to La Grande. It was there that she married Jack Stewart in 1930. They moved to Pondosa to live until 1943, when her husband died and she moved to Baker City. She lived here for the next 52 years.
In 1946, she married Orville N. Baum in Baker City. They were married for 49 years. He died in 1995. At that time she moved to Tacoma, Wash., to live with one of her daughters.
She was a loving wife and mother who spent her life being a homemaker. She enjoyed reading and needlework and she loved to take trips.
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
She was preceded in death by three children, “Bud” Stewart, who died 1954; Loren Baum, who died in 1960; and Phillip Baum, who died in 1968.
Survivors include eight children and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her children are: Sister Esther Stewart of Tacoma, Wash., Diona Fortner and Marla Fox of Kennewick, Wash., LaMar Baum, Nancy Denton and Mary Green of Spokane, Wash., Joyce LaRose of Salt Lake City and Dennis Baum of Hillsboro.
Memorial contributions may be made to the LDS Education Fund through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, March 24,2006
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor