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Edith June Houchin "Houch" Bauman

Louisville - Bauman, Edith June Houchin "Houch"

89, passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side.

Born in Louisville, KY on December 1, 1928 to Carl M. Houchin and Gertrude Jaggers Houchin.

Edith graduated from Shawnee High School and worked at the Board of Health and General Electric. As mature and sassy 16 year old she met a strapping older man, 12 years her senior, Francis E. Bauman "Sam," to whom she was later married. They enjoyed 64 years of marriage together.

A beloved wife, mother, daughter and friend, Edith had a special way of making all those around her feel loved and welcomed. Her heart was always wide open.

Her family always came first and she dedicated her life to them.

Edith loved life and participated in it fully despite decades of suffering in chronic pain. She loved opera and classical music and played it on high volume. She was an incredible duplicate bridge player and held in the highest esteem by her bridge-playing friends. Her flower gardens exuded her gardening expertise and love for the beauty of nature. You could find her most summers working in her garden with the Cincinnati Red's baseball game blaring on her transistor radio. Edith was the best of cooks providing healthy meals for her family and anyone else who might wander into her house. Known as the neighborhood mom, she was always feeding and caring for someone. She loved travel and was lucky enough to have traveled the world.

Edith's bright smile and welcoming manner will be forever missed by her family: daughter, Dr. Lisa A. Bauman (Dr. Greg Nunnally), son, Dr. C. Nicholas Bauman (Dr. Jan Rohn Bauman), son-in-law, Stephen J. Wilson and grandchildren, Greta M. Pittenger (J. Ben Pittenger), Eva C. Nunnally, Miles F. Wilson, Chase R. Bauman, Chad L. Bauman and Schuyler J. Wilson. Her husband, Francis E. Bauman and daughter, Laura E. Bauman predeceased her.

The family would like to thank Hosparus of Louisville and all of her wonderful caregivers who expertly cared for and loved her: Mary, Dana, Angela, Angie, Sabeen, Sydney, Frances and Brenda. This journey would have been impossible without them.

Edith's celebration of life ceremony will be held at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Road, Louisville, KY 40205 on Thursday, August 16, 2018. The visitation will be 4-6 PM followed by a memorial service from 6-7 PM.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Eastern Star Nursing Home (, 923 Eastern Star Ct. Louisville, KY 40204 or the Smiths Grove Cemetery (, Smiths Grove, KY 42171.
Published in The Courier-Journal on Aug. 12, 2018
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