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Vivian Maureen (Baum) Bailey

1933 - 2016 Obituary Condolences

Vivian Maureen Bailey, 82, passed away on January 5, 2016 in Alamogordo, New Mexico. She was born on May 1, 1933 in Des Moines, Iowa to James and Edith (Van Buskirk) Baum.

Vivian graduated from Harden Simmons University in Abilene, Texas with a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing. She had a fulfilling career as a nurse working at Holloman AFB Hospital, HAFB, N.M.; the VA Hospital in Oklahoma City, O.K.; and GCRMC in Alamogordo, N.M. She loved her animals, and enjoyed sewing, knitting, and doing needlework.

Survivors include her son, David Bailey of Alamogordo, NM.; daughter, Ronda Brunson and her husband Forrest of Alamogordo, N.M.; grandsons, Quinton Bailey of League City, Texas; Chance Brunson of Alamogordo, N.M.; granddaughter, Rhetta Brunson of Alamogordo, N.M.; great granddaughter, Delayna Brunson of Alamogordo, N.M.; brother, Richard Baum and his wife Lezley of Horseshoe Bay, Texas; and longtime family friends Rick Sauerman and his wife Jane of Alamogordo, N.M.; and Charla Turner of Rincon, N.M.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James Leroy and Edith Vivian Baum.

No public services will be conducted.
Should friends desire, contributions may be made to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to AnimalsĀ® (ASPCA)

The Bailey family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home. Cremation will take place at PCS.
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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Jan. 10 to Feb. 9, 2016
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