Sarah Baum, who had been active in many civic endeavors in Maryland, died in Annapolis of cancer Jan. 16. She was 82.
A memorial service for Mrs. Baum was being held today in Friendship Hall at the Ginger Cove Life Care Community in Annapolis where she and her husband had lived since 1988.
Another service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ in Bethesda. The family suggested memorial contributions to the church's Handicapped Parking Fund or to the Hospice Program of the Anne Arundel Medical Center.
The former Sarah Chase was a 1931 graduate of Hood College and lived in Catonsville until her marriage in 1936 to C. Philemon Baum, known as Clete.
They lived in Washington for three years, then moved to Bethesda, where Mrs. Baum was a member of the Women's Guild and the Annual Bazaar committee at Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ; a volunteer in the library at Radnor Elementary School; a member of parent-teacher groups; and a Cub Scout and Campfire Girl leader. She was a fund-raiser for the Red Cross, the Republican Party and the American Heart Association.
The Baums had a summer home in Port Republic since 1965, and Mrs. Baum was active in the Scientist's Cliffs Association.
She was a member of the Major Gifts Club of the Hood College Alumnae Association, a patron of the Historic St. Maries Citty Foundation and the Activities Committee and Croquet and Mah-jongg clubs at Ginger Cove.
Besides her husband, her survivors include two daughters, Katharine B. Wolpe of New York and Virginia F. Umberger of Arnold; two sons, George N. Baum of Potomac and Christopher C. Baum of Albuquerque, N.M.; and eight grandchildren.