Virginia ‘Ginny’ Baum dies
Virginia “Ginny” Baum, 84, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Loveland, Colo.
She was born on Oct. 19, 1929, in Mobridge, to Gladys Estelle (Luko) and Louis Harms Larson. Ginny graduated from Mobridge High School in 1947 and continued her education at Cottey College in Nevada, Mo., and Northern State University in Aberdeen. She attained an associate degree in music and business.
On Oct. 25, 1951, Ginny married Donald Charles Baum and they made their home in Mobridge until July of 2006 when they relocated to Colorado to be near family.
Throughout Ginny’s life music played an important role. She was the First Baptist Church organist for 50 years and also taught private piano lessons in her home. In addition, Ginny served as a substitute teacher in the Mobridge School District and accompanied countless musicians for solo competitions. Ginny enjoyed her close circle of family and friends, volunteered for the Mobridge Community Hospital and was a avid golfer at Mobridge Country Club.
Ginny is survived by her husband of 62 years, Donald C. Baum; her daughter, Patricia, and son-in-law, Dr. Thomas M. Blombquist of Loveland; her son, John Baum, and daughter-in-law, Cathy, of Albuquerque, N.M.; Alexandra Blomquist of Omaha, Neb., Matt Baum of Albuquerque, and Michael Blomquist of Spokane, Wash.; and sister, Janice, and brother-in-law, Jack Deiglmeier of Union, Wash.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Franklyn Larson, who died serving his country in WWII.
A private family service will be conducted at a later date to celebrate Ginny’s life.