|Birth: ||Aug. 26, 1891|
|Death: ||Nov. 20, 1972|
The Wellington Leader November 23, 1972
Mrs. J. B. Baumgardner, whose family has held a place of leadership in agricultural life of the area over a long period, died in Shamrock General Hospital at 8:00 a.m. Monday, November 20. She had been in ill health a number of months and critically ill several weeks. Her home was at the family farm two miles south of Wellington.
The former Eva Lyle Godfrey, she had lived in the county since she was a 10 year old girl, coming with her parents, the late Lola and Kinson Marion Godfrey, at the turn of the century. She was born August 26, 1891 in Ellis County and received her education in the Wellington schools. She was married to Joe B. Baumgardner August 4, 1915, in Wellington.
A woman of distinction in many ways of life, that which was most to be noted was her devotion to her family. With her husband, she gave her children a love for learning and education, and saw all of her six sons and two daughters earn degrees from Texas Tech University, something not duplicated in that school's history.
She was a member of First Methodist Church, known for her quiet but positive faith, which was to be a support to so many of its pastors.
Mrs. Baumgardner made the gracious hospitality of Baumgardner Farm known around the world, as she was hostess to men and women who came from many nations. Most were friends of her children. She made all of them welcome and her interest in them was deep and sincere.
After Mr. Baumgardner's death November 23, 1954, she left Baumgardner Farm more often, and she traveled widely until her health began to fail.
Surviving Mrs. Gaumgardner are her eight children: John Henry Baumgardner of Plainview; Forrest Baumgardner of Anderson, MO; Col. Haynes Bam Baumgardner of Lubbock; Robert Baumgardner of Brownfield; Dr. Marion Baumgardner of Lafayette, IN; David Baumgardner of Wellington; Mrs. C. M. (Barbara) Gordon of Grapevine; and Mrs. Robert (Priscilla) Jacobson of Adrian.
Other survivors are a sister, Mrs. Grady Brooks of Wolfforth; a brother, Col. Lola T. Godfrey of Roswell, NM; 28 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Kinson Marion Godfrey (1852 - 1910)
Lola Thompson Madden Godfrey (1867 - 1902)
Joseph Bailey Baumgardner (1893 - 1954)
John Henry Baumgardner (1916 - 1977)*
Joseph Bailey Baumgardner (1917 - 1917)*
Forrest Godfrey Baumgardner (1918 - 1990)*
Robert Welcome Baumgardner (1923 - 2007)*
Infant Baumgardner (1930 - 1930)*
David Maurice Baumgardner (1932 - 2011)*
Priscilla Baumgardner Jacobson (1934 - 2014)*
Hettie May Godfrey Hix (1882 - 1960)**
Kinson Marion Godfrey (1884 - 1949)**
Willis Godfrey (1885 - 1887)**
Jenny Kathleen Godfrey Gimmell (1889 - 1953)*
Eva Lyle Godfrey Baumgardner (1891 - 1972)
Juno Helen Godfrey Brooke (1893 - 1980)*
Lee Bates Godfrey (1895 - 1935)*
Lola Thompson Godfrey (1901 - 1997)*
South Fairview Cemetery
Plot: Section 7 Row 12
Created by: ATK
Record added: Mar 12, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49621301