Obituary of Joyce Bauman |

Obituary of Joyce Bauman

Joyce Bauman

Joyce Arbogast Bauman passed away peacefully on Sept. 28, 2015 in Meadow Vista, California. She was 87. She leaves a legacy of love and joy.

Joyce was born to Kenneth and Ruth Arbogast in Nevada City on Aug. 7, 1928. She is the youngest of four girls. She grew up in a loving home, on a beautiful ranch where she could enjoy her love of animals and nature.

Joyce graduated from Nevada City High School. She went on to study education at Chico State where she met her husband Marty Bauman. They married on July 31, 1949 and built a beautiful family together.

Joyce always cared for others more than she did for herself. She was selfless, faithful, witty, humble and kind to everyone.

She loved teaching 4th grade at Alta Vista School in Auburn for almost 20 years. She was an active member of the Friendly Neighbors, and the Meadow Vista Garden Club.

She happily volunteered for Hospice, and the Placer County Food Bank. She took every opportunity to spend time with her family, and make memories that would last a lifetime.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 66 years, Marty; children, Mark (Sue), Margie (Kim), and Teri (Walt); grandchildren, Lisa, Laurie, Kelsey, Kari, Kalyn, and Brad; seven great-grandchildren; sister Pat (Carl) Thompson; and 10 nieces and nephews whom she loved as her own.

A celebration of life will be held on her beloved Arbogast Ranch in Nevada City at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to Loaves and Fishes of Sacramento, Mustard Seed School.

“You are our sunshine, Joyce. You make us happy when skies are gray.”

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