Ted Baum

Ted H Baum was born 9-7-1953 and passed away 1-2-2012. "God grant me the serenity to except the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference." Bill W. Raised in Oak Lawn on Lake Washington, Ted attended St. Edwards School and Seattle Prep. His Parents, Margaret Mix and George Baum, moved to Tacoma when he was 16, and he completed school at Stadium High School. His education was continued at Greenriver Community College. Ted lived life to the fullest and had a life-long love of the water. Ted enjoyed fishing and exploring Puget Sound, Lake Washington and Lake Roosevelt on the Colville Indian Reservation. Known as "Grizzly Adams" in Inchelium, he built his dream home with logs from the land he loved. Ted died from complications of Type 2 Diabetes. Two special nephews Shawn O'Day (Cathy) and Danny Goodbody, and his friend Russell Stahle gave Ted unconditional love and support during his struggle. Ted is survived by his son, Rodney A. Baum, step-daughter Julie McGee Nadeau, and true friend and confidante Joan Staples Baum, his brothers Richard O'Day, Doug Baum, sister Patricia Baum and several nieces and nephews. His parents and brother Norman O'Day celebrate as Ted joins them in heaven. "Be kind to those who suffer", as Ted did in his life. Memorial Services to be held on Saturday Jan. 28 at 10 a.m. St. Leo's Catholic Church, 13th and Yakima, Tacoma. Fr. Patrick Twohy is officating. Memorial donations can be made to the Tahoma Indian Center, 1556 Market, Tacoma, 98402 or the American Diabetes Association.