Sandra Kaye Baumann, “Sandi”, entered eternal life July 4, 2013 at home in Homeland, Calif.
Published July 17, 2013
Her life was celebrated July 12, 2013 at the Evans Brown Sun City Chapel, Sun City, Calif.
Sandi was born in Hettinger, N.D. to parents Albert and Florence Beckman. She was raised in Hettinger with her brothers Douglas, Dean, Dick, Nick and sister Betty. She graduated from Hettinger High School.
After graduation, she moved to Olympia, Wash. and lived with her grandparents while attending the Technical Institute of Olympia. During this time she met her husband Robert O. Baumann. He was in the Army and stationed at Ft. Lewis. They fell in love and went home to get married. They married in Hettinger and made their home in Olympia. After a year they moved to Alexandria, Minn., where they lived for five years and had their children, Robbie and Candace. The family moved to Robert’s hometown of New England, N.D. in 1974 to raise their children. In 1981 they moved to a farm near Amidon, N.D. where they lived until 1989 at which time they moved back into New England. In 1991, Sandra and Robert moved to Homeland, Calif. where they have lived since.
Sandi was a loving, giving mother. She was very involved with her children and grandchildren. When her children were young she was a Den Mother for Cub Scouts and a 4-H Leader. When her grandsons were young she attended all their baseball games. This began her love of baseball. She had a love of baseball that started with little league and graduated to the Major Leagues as an Anaheim Angels fan. Professionally she was a bookkeeper for the past 48 years. She was self-employed most of her career, most recently as Sandi’s Bookkeeping and Income Tax. She was also the Tax Director for Slope County, N.D. from 1986 to 1991.
Sandi is survived by her husband of 46 years, Robert O. Baumann; two children, Robbie (Kaylina) Baumann and Candi (Lyle) Griffith; six grandchildren, Dakotah Baumann, Nicholas Baumann, Gregory Griffith, Lindsay Griffith, David Daniels and Emily Helm; brothers Douglas Beckman, Nicholas (Cindy) Beckman and sister Betty (Lou) Mantell.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Florence Beckman and two brothers Dean and Dick Beckman.