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Loretta Regina Baum

January 1, 1921 — December 22, 2013

Loretta Regina Baum passed away on December 22, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband Ray Gerald “Jerry” Baum. She and Jerry were born in Illinois. She is survived by three daughters: Sharon L. Swanson of MT, Jeanne (Hector) of NM and Gretchen Pearson of NM; 9 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law Dick (Faye) Baum; sister-in-law Erma Baum; and several nieces and nephews. Loretta and Jerry attended Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL; she as a music major and he as a science major followed by his doctorate from Northern Illinois College of Optometry. Loretta and Jerry owned and operated Baum’s Music in Albuquerque, NM for 31 years and loved the interaction with customers. She moved to Bozeman, MT following his death. She was active with the RSVP Hand Crafters at the Senior Center where she created beautiful crocheted and knitted items. She truly enjoyed helping others, from teaching to sharing stories. Funeral Mass will be held at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Belgrade, MT at 12:00pm on January 8, 2014. She and Jerry will be interred at the Sunset Hills Cemetery columbarium. In lieu of flowers the family requests that remembrances be made in Loretta’s name to: Bozeman Deaconess Foundation, 931 Highland Boulevard, Suite 3200, Bozeman, Montana 59715 with a notation of 'Hospice' in the memo line.

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