Ruth Mae Bauman, 90, died Friday, January 21st in Cottonwood Heights, Utah. She was born on August 20th, 1931 in Logan, Utah to Charles Jacob and Lillie Mae Hunt Bauman. She was the first born of 5 children: Ruth, Charlene, Charles, Esther and Olin.
She grew up in Smithfield, Utah and graduated from North Cache High School in 1949. While in high school she participated in Debate and was an Honor Student. She enjoyed softball and played a mean third base. After attending college, she began working for the U.S. Department of Labor. She worked there for many years and became the Area Director of the Hour and Wage Division. She lived in the Denver, Washington D.C. and Salt Lake areas throughout her career.
After retirement, she served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Illinois Chicago North Mission. She loved reading her scriptures and had a great testimony of her Father in Heaven and her Savior.
She loved to travel and enjoyed the outdoors. She snow skied in the winter and water skied in the summer. She spent endless hours teaching her nieces and nephews how to water ski as she took them boating. She was an awesome Aunt and never missed sending birthday or Christmas cards to her friends and family.
She will be missed, but we are grateful for her example of love and faith. She taught us the importance of family loyalty and was always willing to attend special family events and parties. She is survived by her brother Olin J Bauman, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, and other siblings.
A closed casket viewing will be held for one hour at 11:00 am, Thursday, January 27th at Goff Mortuary, 8090 South State, Midvale, Utah. Burial will follow at 2:00 pm in the Smithfield, Utah Cemetery.