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Marvel Dolores Bauman

Died: Mon., Nov. 17, 2014

Celebration of Life

11:00 AM Tue., Nov. 25, 2014
Location: Light of the Valley Assembly of God Church

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Marvel Dolores (Andersen) Bauman May 28th 1932-November 17th 2014 Marvel Dolores Bauman, passed peacefully into the presence of Jesus on November 17th with her husband of 60 years by her side. Marvel was born in Minot North Dakota to Victor and Dorothea Andersen. Her family moved briefly to Westchester, New York until her father’s death, at which time they moved to Conrad MT. Marvel graduated from Conrad high school in 1950, where she had been the editor of Pep, the high school newspaper, and captain of the tumbling team. She attended Central Bible Institute in Springfield Missouri where she met Harold Bauman of Deer Lodge MT. They graduated in 1954 from CBI, and were married in Conrad MT, in June of that year. Together, they served as pastors for churches located in Montana and Sandusky Ohio. Homesick for Montana, they returned and Marvel worked for the United States Forest Service in Missoula until her retirement. She was active in church ministries, with Children’s Church and taught Sunday School classes. She loved her family, telling jokes, playing games with friends and family and spending time at Glacier Bible Camp in Hungry Horse MT. She especially loved going to camp after Harold built a cabin on church property for their stay. Marvel was a gift giver. She enjoyed sending cards for special occasions and for encouragement. She often made Christmas boxes with home baked goodies and small gifts for shut-ins. She also loved sharing the message of the gospel and never failed to invite people she came in contact with to trust in Jesus. She was an excellent cook and baker and she and Harold were a great team when it came to putting up produce from Harold’s garden, or canning produce they picked or purchased during harvest. Her family will remember how hard she worked to bake or make every person’s favorite for family holidays. She made the best apple pie. Her parents, and her brothers, Carl Andersen, and Peder Andersen preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Harold Bauman, brother, James Andersen (Mardonna) of Battle Ground WA, daughters, Becky Waldenberg (Terry) of Great Falls MT, Kathye Tangeman (Cort) of Campbellsport WI, and son, Steve Bauman of Lolo MT, 7 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of her life will be at, Light of the Valley Church, Highway 93 and 103 N Kootenai Creek Rd, Stevensville, MT at 11: A.M. on Tuesday, November 25, 2014.

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John & Sandie Frick
   Posted Fri November 21, 2014
We loved her. Marvel was one of the sweetest women we have ever known. Her love for Jesus seemed to shine all around her. Her kindness is a memory we will always cherish. You are in our thought and prayers.

Sandie & John Frick

Diane Brunkow
   Posted Fri November 21, 2014
I worked with Marvel (Forest Service). She was the sweetest, kindest person I ever knew. Her love for Jesus shone through and through in everything she did, and was an inspiration to me, and certainly to all who came in contact with her. I loved her sense of humor as well, she was a joy.

Carolyn Glidewell
   Posted Sun November 23, 2014
I am grieved at Marvel's passing. But there is comfort in knowing that hers is a life well-lived. She and Harold had a huge influence on me. I admired them both so much.
When my Dad died at age 86, I was angry that he had to go "so soon." That was when I realized that we never really embrace our parents' passing. So I understand the sorrow of having Marvel leave this world that you are experiencing.
But she left it a better place. I'm so glad that I was in her circle of influence. Sincere sympathy and condolences to the family.

Diane Bauman Kamson
   Posted Tue November 25, 2014
My sincerest Love to Harold, Becky, Steve, Kathye and families with the Homegoing of Aunt Marvel. I echo the beautiful words and description of Marvel in the Obituary - she was so loving, happy, thoughtful, and encouraging to our (extended)family. As a little girl, going to a 'big' church that had Children's Church was a treat for us - Marvel was so engaging with the children and made the Bible Stories and application to our daily activities come alive. I always loved listening to her pray - can still hear her praying if I close my eyes... along with her laugh and I hear her sing.
.... and yes, she gave the most thoughtful gifts. I remember many wonderful things I received from her - back to age 5 when I received my favorite sweatshirt ever..... I still have the sheet set she gave me when I went off to college 38 years ago!
I spent a fair amount of time in Harold and Marvel's home as we grew up, Becky, the cousin I looked up to took me under her wing and I had very special visits in the Bauman home. I can almost taste Marvel and Harold's homemade raspberry sauce from their garden..... My favorite desert to this day is vanilla ice cream with that raspberry sauce..... we had it many times as a late night treat before going to bed.
Most of all, Marvel is an example of a life well lived - she never wavered from her faith and portrayed to us a life lived for the Lord. How wonderful and comforting to know she is now on her feet wandering the streets of Gold with her mother and the centuries of saints showing her around.
With all My Love, Diane Bauman Kamson

Charles Lovell
   Posted Tue November 25, 2014
Dear Harold,
Just learned of your great loss. You have my deepest sympathy and warmest best wishes. I know your great faith will sustain you. God Bless.
Chuck Lovell

Jerry and Judy Harmon
   Posted Tue November 25, 2014
Dear Harold, Becky, Kathye, Steve and Families -- I knew the phone call was coming soon, but then I wasn't home to receive it. When Jerry got in touch with me, I had two thoughts: one, Marvel was finally free of her suffering. The long night was over and she was dancing with Jesus on heaven's streets of gold. Glory hallelujah! Second, my "Jesus Mama" (that is what I called her) is gone, and oh, how I will miss her, and I have missed her every day since her departing. I met and worked with Marvel at the Forest Service. How God ordained and blessed that opportunity in my life. Although Jerry was overseas at the time, Marvel truly prayed us both into the loving arms of Jesus. Our lives have never been the same. We remember often the days and nights, sitting around the table with you, Harold, and with Marvel as you taught us the Word of God and Marvel served us her freshly baked huckleberry pie and ice cream. We remember your prayers over the years, your beautiful memorial service for my Mother, the times of laughter, the moments of sadness. You have always been with us, even across the miles, and we will always love you, thank God for you, and wait for that day when we will all be together again at Jesus' feet. May He strengthen all of you and comfort you as only He can do. Love, Jerry and Judy Harmon

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