Augusta, Ga... Bonnie Mae Jean Jerue Baugh, 81, founding resident of Benton House of Augusta and breast cancer survivor went to heaven to be with her husband, Bill, on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at Doctors Hospital, Augusta, GA.
Two memorial services will be held. The first will be held at Benton House of Augusta on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 2:00 PM, officiated by Rev. Greg Hatfield. The second service will be held at Grace United Methodist Church on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 2:00 PM, officiated by Rev. James D. Dennis, Jr. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.
Mrs. Baugh was born and reared in Detroit, MI. In 1952 she married the love of her life, William Freer Baugh, in Detroit, MI. Their Holy matrimony led them to Ohio, Missouri, Tennessee, and finally North Augusta, South Carolina where they retired to warm weather and nearby daughter, a nurse.
Mrs. Baugh enjoyed sewing, knitting, cross stitch, needlepoint, ceramics, and was a stand-up comedy performer, live stage actress, and ice race car driver. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. She first taught Sunday School when the girls were in elementary school; was a member of the Cokesbury Sunday School Class at Grace United Methodist Church as well as METTS president, Sunshine Circle treasurer, Sunday School teacher, and the Innkeeper’s wife in The Return to Bethlehem.
Mr. and Mrs. Baugh’s extensive travels included, China; start to finish of the Lewis and Clark Trail; numerous National Parks; Cedar Key, Florida where they served as RV park hosts; RV trips with the local Koala’s Club; numerous day trips with the local Miata Club; and their last big trip, after Bill’s leukemia diagnosis, was circumnavigating Lake Superior with many stops to see relatives and friends.
Mrs. Baugh worked as a medical assistant, phlebotomist, Weight Watchers manager and mentor, Mayor of House Springs, Missouri, delivered meals for Meals on Wheels, and volunteered at Doctors Hospital in the surgery waiting room and in the Burn Unit where her daughter worked.
Mrs. Baugh is survived by her three daughters, Linda, Debra, and Barbara, and their families. Linda Frey Magnuson (Dan) of Milwaukee, WI, Michael Frey (Jill), Henry (10) and Vivian (8) of Grand Rapids, MI, Theresa Frey Alexander (Joshua), Donovan (8) and Benjamin (5) of Albany, NY; Debra Baugh of Washington DC, Sheryl Kay and Mia (13) of Rockville, MD, Madeleine (24) (Julian) and great-great-granddaughter Elena (3½) of Washington DC; Barbara Fiebiger (Mark) of Martinez, GA, Jonathan Vick (Michelle), Saylor (14) and Parker (10) of Augusta, GA, Nathan Vick (Mackenzie), Grayson (2 1/2) and Everett (1 month) of Augusta, GA, Lee Vick (Hannah), Wren (3 months) of Atlanta, GA; Eric Fiebiger (Jennifer) and Faith (7) of Martinez, GA. She is also survived by a brother-in-law and his wife, three nieces and five nephews.
The family has requested that donations be made to the Lydia Project, 1369 Interstate Parkway, Augusta, GA 30909 or a charity of ones choosing.