|Birth: ||Apr. 26, 1958|
|Death: ||Apr. 30, 2005|
Anchorage Daily News May 5, 2005
Ronda Smith Baum, 47, died April 30, 2005, at her home in Palmer. A visitation was held with a service at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Palmer. Officiating was the Rev. Michael Owens. Pallbearers were Michael Baum, Alan Baum, Art Smith, Brian Smith, Johnathon Bergey, Tom Bergey, Andy Saunders and Dustin Saunders.
Mrs. Baum was born April 26, 1958, in American Fork, Utah. She graduated from Lehi High School in 1976. She lived in Anchorage from 1982 to 1986, then moved to Utah. She returned to Alaska in 1992 and settled in Palmer. During her life, Mrs. Baum was a homemaker, business owner and mother. She attended the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where she was a primary teacher and a nursery leader. Her interests included lollipops, cooking and raising her grandchildren. "Ronda will be missed by her family and friends and will always be remembered as a giving person; true to her generous nature she gave the gift of life through organ donation to make life better for many others," her family wrote. "Ronda had a gift of making others happy and a smile that would light up a room. Ronda's kind spirit and love of life were an inspiration to her family and friends. She married her best friend and high school sweetheart, Kevin Baum, on Dec. 8, 1977, in the Salt Lake Latter-day Saints Temple and afterward had five beautiful children, whom she had the opportunity to stay home and raise."
She is survived by her husband, Kevin Baum of Palmer; sons, Michael Baum of Wasilla and Alan Baum of Palmer; daughters, Ronda "Nicole" Baum, Candice Baum and Brittany Baum, all of Palmer; grandchildren, Joshua Baum and Anthony Baum of Palmer and Emma Baum of Wasilla. Interment was at Valley Memorial Park. Arrangements are with Kehl's Palmer Mortuary.
Valley Memorial Park
Plot: Lot 113, Space 4, Gethsemane Garden
Created by: Chuck Crabaugh
Record added: Sep 26, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21782142
Added: May. 19, 2008