In Memory Of

Bauman, Edythe who passed away on 7/31/2015 at the age of 94

Edythe M. "Bee" Bauman, 94, passed away peacefully on July 31, 2015 at her home in Barnet after an extended period of poor health. She was born May 25, 1921, on a farm just a couple of miles away, the daughter of Selby V. and Gladys (Clark) Bogie. Bee received her early education at the Aiken and Roy "one room" schools, also nearby. She graduated from McIndoe Falls Academy in 1939 and departed home shortly after to attend the Bellevue School of Nursing in New York City. Following graduation from Bellevue in 1943, she worked at hospitals in New York City for a few months then joined the US Navy to do her part in World War II. She was commissioned as a naval officer with the rank of Ensign. She then served as a nurse in naval hospitals in Great Lakes and New Orleans before receiving training as a Navy flight nurse. She was assigned to a Naval Air Transport Squadron in the Pacific theater of operations. Their primary duty was to evacuate wounded servicemen from Okinawa and other battle areas back to Guam and the Hawaiian Islands. She continued to serve as a flight nurse throughout the war and after at various bases in the United States. She resigned from the Navy as a Lt.(jg) in February 1949. Shortly after, on February 19, 1949, she married Lt. John "Jack" Bauman at the Naval Air Station Alameda, CA. She spent the next twenty years as a Navy wife, moving every few years to duty stations on the East and West Coasts, and to one duty station in Europe. After Jack retired from the Navy in 1971, they moved to land they had purchased in the Barnet area and began "small scale" farming, raising cattle, growing timber, and making syrup for the next twenty years. Bee was a little hard to define but she was definitely "one of a kind," always fiercely protective of her home, her land and the deer, bear, and other wild animals of the forest. She loved traveling around the back roads and visiting vendors throughout the area with her good friend, Doris Pettis, looking for "old farm things" and adding to her "duck" collection. She always considered herself very fortunate to be able to live in the peace and quiet of the Vermont hill country. Bee held memberships in the Ross Wood Post # 20 of the American Legion of Woodsville, NH, the Bellevue Alumnae Association, and the McIndoe Falls Academy Alumnae Association. Bee is survived by her husband of 66 years, Jack Bauman; a sister-in-law, Dixie Bogie; and many nieces and nephews and their children. She was predeceased by her parents, Selby and Gladys Bogie and five brothers, Carlot, Calvin (Kelly), Lindy, Gordon, and Leslie Bogie. A special thanks to Bee's nieces, Betty Stewart and Patrice Bogie, for their unselfish nursing care and assistance in making Bee's life as comfortable and pain free as possible during her many years of illness and especially during the last few days of her life. In accordance with Bee's wishes, there will be no funeral services. Burial will be private at a later date in McIndoe Falls Cemetery.