Roy "Gene" Eugene Baugher

August 12, 1935November 6, 2019

Roy Eugene Baugher “Gene” Roy Eugene Baugher was born August 12, 1935 and passed peacefully surrounded by his loving family to enter into the Promised Land on November 6, 2019 at the age of 84. He graduated from Brighton High School in Brighton, Michigan in 1954. In 1955 he married Patricia Bitten and they recently celebrated 64 years of marriage. They had four sons, Terry and his wife Robin, Ron, Jeff and his wife Torrey, and Todd, 8 Grandchildren and 12 Great Grandchildren. His only surviving sibling is Ruth Herrick of Michigan. He also has many nieces and nephews living. He was preceded in death by his parents, Beatrice McEndarffer, Claude O Baugher, Brothers Claude Lavern (Vern) and Virgil Lee (Nick), sisters Shirley Jolliff and Darlene Gohl, and his step mother Leona Baugher. Also by Patricia’s parents Ruth Ryckman and Lyel Bitten and Brother-in-law Jerry Bitten. He worked at General Motors Tech Center in Warren, MI for 20 years before moving to Arizona in 1976. At that time, becoming self employed owning a Western Auto store and auto repair for 12 years. Then creating and running the Busy Bee Craft Boutique for 8 years in Apache Junction, AZ.He had a fondness for the Corvair as he worked on the beginning of its creation and still to this day, owns a 63 Turbo Spider Convertible Corvair. He also loved hiking and hunting with his boys. Family outings for several years were on Canyon Lake boating. He and his wife always enjoyed pool parties and entertaining friends and family. He also enjoyed playing Santa Claus for the grandkids and their friends.


23 November

Celebration of Life

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Melcher Mortuary Mission Chapel & Crematory

6625 East Main Street
Mesa, Arizona 85205


Roy "Gene" Eugene Baugher

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Carol/Sherry Bledsoe

November 17, 2019

We met Gene and Trish while going through Western Auto training school, we hit it off right away, we went to a baseball game, out to eat and out for a social drink. It was always our intent to visit them in Apache Junction, life got in the way. A few years ago I connected with Trish on Facebook and kept up with her and her family. It is sad to hear of Gene's passing, our thoughts and prayers are with Trish and her family.

Carmen Severson

November 16, 2019

GENO the man, the husband, the father the in law, the grandpa, the friend, brother, uncle, and son had everyones safety and took to heart the pool parties he and his wife held every Sunday without fail for many many years! He kept it all under control with his cool calm demeanor, being the chef the chaperone the meat maker for all of the fire dept, kids, girlfriends, their friends and parents! YOU were always welcome at the Baughers ...boating many times together...Geno was the Best In Law Dad I could have ever asked for! A mechanic to fix ur car was a bonus!
I had the privledge to share an afternoon with him during his last days, even though not directly involved with the family...I am thankful and will cherish this time I had with him! Thank u Trisha for allowing me this special time to say Goodbye !
You may be gone but never forgotten...Enjoy eternity with no health issues in heaven!
With Love Carmen

Patricia Baugher

November 15, 2019

8/12/1935. - 11/6/2019

The date of birth and the date of death
Is not relative. The Dash in between is what matters and Dear One, your Dash was special and wonderful. Until we meet again, Rest In Peace. Lovingly, Trisha

Maureen Klein

November 15, 2019

Gene raised a wonderful family. My connection is both Michigan and Arizona plus General Motors and both of my Aunts. Lois and Joyce.

My heart aches for this great family but he was so loved. Wife and sons devoted.

Maureen and Ted Klein

Judy Michaels

November 15, 2019

For as long as I can remember Pat and Gene have celebrated family and friends at Banquet sized gatherings in their home, keeping family , friends and God at the heart of every gathering. This extends as tradition from all the many years before moving to AZ. God Bless this loving generous adventurous couple forever together in heart that the traditions continue on to their sons and families and loved ones forever.