Barbara M. Bauman, 78, real estate agent

February 12, 2005

Barbara M. Bauman, 78, real estate agent

Barbara M. Bauman, a retired senior partner in a residential real estate business, died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Lou Gehrig's disease, Feb. 4 at her Hunt Valley home. She was 78.

Born Barbara Mogg in London, she was drafted into the Women's Auxiliary Royal Air Force during World War II. She transmitted and decoded messages for British and American pilots. Among her duties, she sent a coded message for pilots who participated in the D-Day invasion of France.

She met William Andrew Bauman, an American soldier from Baltimore, during the Allied troop buildup before the invasion. They married in March 1945.

She joined him in Baltimore shortly after the war, and they later moved to Stoneleigh.

She began selling real estate in the mid-1950s and rose to become a senior partner at O'Conor & Flynn Realty and a top home seller in the Timonium and Hunt Valley areas. She retired about 10 years ago.

She volunteered with charities that assisted abused women and was a member of Daughters of the British Empire.

Her husband, a Social Security Administration analyst, died in 1974.

A memorial service is planned for April 23 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Towson.

Survivors include a son, Neil A. Bauman of Hunt Valley; a daughter, Barbara E. Bauman of Hunt Valley; and three granddaughters. A son, Eric B. Bauman, died in 1966.

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