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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Obituary: Douglas Allen Baughman

  • Douglas Allen Baughman, 34, born on Dec. 2, 1977 in Wichita to Joe and Diane Charter Baughman, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in Humble, Texas.
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  • Douglas Allen Baughman, 34, born on Dec. 2, 1977 in Wichita to Joe and Diane Charter Baughman, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in Humble, Texas. He was proceeded in death by his granny, Velma Wallace Baughman, his grandparents, Harold Charter and Velma Armstrong Charter. Survivors include: Loving wife Lisa Johnson Baughman of Humble Texas. Parents, Diane Baughman-Chambers and Bill Chambers, Joe and Linda Baughman. Best friend and Brother Glenn Baughman. Grandparents Glenn and Ada Baughman, all of Wichita. In-Laws Dr. Ian and Marie Johnson, Palm Bay, Fla. Step brothers and step sister: Jon and Jona Chambers, Jeff and Misty Clark, Justin and Shawn Clark, and Dayna Baker, all of Wichita. As well as aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, students and his beloved pets, Abby Rabinowitz and Jacqueline of the home. Extended family: Tim and Kim Unruh, Andy and Stacy Unruh, all of McPherson. Lee and Melissa Unruh, Wichita, Alex and Angie Unruh of Goddard. Douglas graduated from Maize High School, Wichita State University, and University of New Mexico, where he received his master’s degree in music performance. Douglas played in the Maize Band — marching and jazz. He was active in the Wichita University Orchestra, Symphonic Band/Wind Ensemble, Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble, Student Chamber Brass, and Jazz Band. He won a spot on the Concerto/Aria Concert with the Vaughn Williams Concerto, and winning the New Mexico assistantship was through national audition. While in Wichita, he performed with the Junior Symphony, the Wichita Symphony and Merry Tuba Christmas. He performed in the New Mexico Brass Quintet and New Mexico Orchestra. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army and served with the 77th Army Band. Douglas was a member of Virginia Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Douglas was a general music teacher at Aldine ISD and a private music tutor. He played in the Houston Brass Band and Houston Area Brass Quintet. He was a musician, photographer, grill master and chef extraordinaire. Celebration of life services were Nov. 3 in Houston, and Nov. 10 in Wichita. Burial was in Cheney Old Pioneer Cemetery, Cheney. Those who wish to make a donation, a memorial for the Douglas Baughman Tuba Music Fund has been set up with Wichita State University for the School of Music, 1845 Fairmount, Box 2, Wichita, KS 67260.
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