Obituary Details

Lugena Baughn

(04/13/1893 - 06/22/1940)
Courtesy of The Lusk Herald, 06/27/1940

Mrs. Ray J. Baughn Well Known Local Woman, Died Saturday

Friends and the community in general were shocked Saturday evening to learn of the passing of Mrs. Lugena Baughn, wife of Ray J. Baughn, a resident of this city and Manville for many years.Mrs. Baughn had been ill the past three weeks and was taken to the hospital where she received medical treatment until a week ago when she was removed from that institution and taken to the home of Mrs. Grace Mashek, a half-sister. She failed to rally and in spite of every care that kind and loving hands could give, she gradually failed and passed away peacefully. She was 47 years and two months of age at the time of her death.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, June 25th, at 2:30 o'clock at the Peet Mortuary with R3ev. Meyers of Douglas officiating. Burial was in the Lusk cemetery.

Pall bearers were Clint Dern, Jack McFarlane, Wm. D. Miller, Thomas O. Miller, John W. Wolfe and Leo Deuel. A mixed quartet composed of Mrs. Abdon DeCastro, Mrs. Joe Danaher, O.P. Harnagel and J. M. Hungate sang, "Just As I am Without One Plea," and "Day Is Dying In the West". Mrs. Otto Koeberlin accompanied at the piano.

Lugena Bare was born April 13, 1893 about 12 miles north of Lusk, the daughter of Abraham and Mary Bare. She moved to Lusk with her mother in 1902, where she completed her education. Early in life she became a member of the Episcopal church in which church she remained faithful until her death. Her desire was to live on a ranch, and in accordance with her wishes she spent nearly her entire life on ranches in the immediate vicinity of Lusk.

She was united in marriage with Ray J. Baughn on May 19, 1911, at Harrison, Nebraska. To this union was born two daughters, Estella and Bertha and one son, Clayton.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother, two brothers, George and John, and one sister, Polly. She is survived by her husband, Ray J. Baughn, her son Clayton; two daughters, Mrs. Melvin Peet and Miss Bertha; one sister, Flora Bare; two half-sisters, Mrs. Grace Mashek and Mrs. Arthur Root; two half-brothers, Al and ---- Rider and three grandchildren, Dolly, Gloria and Sharey Peet.

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