Percy Hiatt Baum

Born: Wed., Dec. 7, 1921
Died: Mon., Jan. 14, 2019


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Jan. 19, 2019
Location: Walla Walla LDS Church


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Percy H. Baum, 97, passed away January 14, 2019 in Walla Walla WA.  He was born December 7, 1921 in Nampa ID to Carl E. and Augusta C. Baum, the fifth of eight children.  The family moved to La Grande Oregon when he was three, where he attended school.

As a teenager he worked with his Father and Grandfather in a variety jobs.  He joined the Civilian Conservation Corps as a cook and then moved to Pendleton where he drove taxi and city bus.

He served in the Army during WWII in Europe as a truck driver.  After the war he returned to Pendleton where he met and married Delores Aichele.  They had one son, Danny Baum.   Percy had a number of jobs, notably he was a barber for thirteen years.  He eventually retired as a custodian for the LDS Church of which he was a lifelong member.

Delores passed away in 1972 and Percy later married Hope Hyatt.  That union brought Hope's seven children into the family.  After his retirement he and Hope moved to Walla Walla Washington where he lived until his passing.

Percy was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, wives Delores and Hope, and grandson SSG Tane Travis Baum.  He is survived by son Danny and wife Ruth Marie Baum, grandson Joseph Baum, grandson  Thad T Baum and wife Angela, Tina Baum and great grandchildren, Dyllon, Hunter, Taylor, and Caelan, and numerous nieces and nephews.   He is also survived by Hope's seven children and their children and numerous great grandchildren.

Services will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1821 S 2nd Ave, Walla Walla WA at 11:00 AM.on Saturday, January 19, 2019.  Internment will follow at Skyview Cemetery, Pendleton, OR at 2:00PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to "Wounded Warriors", or a charity of your choice, c/o Pendleton Pioneer Chapel, Folsom-Bishop, 131 SE Byers Ave., Pendleton, Oregon 97801.

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Dennis Mathewson
   Posted Tue January 22, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of your great loss. Recently I lost my dear mother, and within 30
days I also lost my mother-in-law. What helped us during this time period was the
comfort from the Holy Bible, like at Isaiah 25 verse 8 - "The Sovereign Lord will
swallow up death forever, and wipe away the tears from all faces." Also at
Revelation 21 verse 4 we find God's promise to remove both pain and death.
For more comfort, I turn to the website at: www.jw.org (Search: Comfort)

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