OBITUARY

Maureen D. Baugh

December 30, 1963September 21, 2020

Maureen D. Baugh, 56, of Canton, passed away suddenly on September 21, 2020. Maureen was born on December 30, 1963 in Detroit, Michigan, the youngest of eight children born to Richard C. & Dolores M. Baugh.

Maureen received her Bachelor’s and earned a Master’s degree from Wayne State University in Library Science. She was a Librarian for the Farmington Hills Public Library for 36 years and they were her second family. Maureen had a wacky fun sense of humor & loved innocent practical jokes. Her favorite place on earth...Mullett Lake...boating, long water walks, swimming with the kids, campfires, and reading on the dock. Maureen was a voracious reader and it was her favorite activity. She was a volunteer leader in the LifeCare woman’s retreats with her church. She loved children of all ages and enjoyed playing all kinds of board games with her nieces and nephews. She was faith filled and believed in making miracles happen! She once walked 250 miles to raise money to build a water well that would serve a village in Africa. The children no longer had to walk five miles to fill water containers as part of their daily chores.

Maureen is survived by her siblings, Robert (Linda) Baugh, Carolyn (Harry) Parr-Hirt, Mary Ellen (Tedd) Baugh-Swartz, Joanne (Jim) Courage, Richard (Elizabeth) Baugh, Kevin (Laura) Baugh, James (Darla) Baugh; and uncle, Father David Baugh. Seventeen nieces and nephews and more than 20 grand nieces and nephews also survive. Maureen was predeceased by her parents.

Private cremation services followed by inurnment with her parents at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Southfield, Michigan.

A memorial contribution in honor of Maureen may be made to: LifeCare Christian Center, 33300 Warren Road - Suite 17, Westland, Michigan 48185 (www.lifecarechristiancenter.org), or Farmington Community Library, 32737 West Twelve Mile Road, Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334 (www.farmlib.org). If writing a check, please place her name "Maureen Baugh" in the memo. In addition, donations may be made to www.littlefreelibrary.org/donate. Please share a memory of Maureen or condolences with her family at her online guest book below

Services

  • Private Cremation

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Laurie BLUM

October 17, 2020

May Maureen’s beloved memory be for a blessing and may the Baugh family know of no more sorrow. She was a treasured dedicated librarian at our Farmington Community Library and will be truly missed by the Blums.

Mary Shenk-Brissette

October 14, 2020

I just learned of Maureen’s passing and I’m so very sorry. She was a kind and gentle spirit and well liked by all. I worked at the Farmington branch and knew Maureen through the shared library system. Whenever I had to work with Maureen I knew she could be trusted to get the job done. I know she will be deeply missed by all.

Ellen McCarthy

October 5, 2020

I was so sad to hear of Maureen's passing. I grew up in the same neighborhood as Maureen and went to the same grade school and high school. When I moved to Farmington Hills, I saw her frequently at the library. She was always helping people there. Then, I met up with her at a Lifecare retreat and saw how much she was serving and helping people there. Maureen was such an amazing person, and I will miss seeing her very much. I am praying for peace for her and her family during this difficult time.

William Duggan

October 2, 2020

Molly and I remember Maureen warmly and will miss her very much! It was always a lot of fun to visit with her at the Library. A consummate professional who was never too busy to assist or spend some time chatting. Our prayers and thoughts are with her large extended family. Bill Duggan

Mary Reading

October 1, 2020

Oh, what a joy working with Maureen at the Farmington Community Library!! My favorite memories are from being with Maureen in our Library Staff Book Club for many years; her fun loving manner, brilliant comments about plots and characters, quick wit and humor enhanced our discussions and led to close friendships with all of the Page Turners. I wish Maureen's many family members strength and comfort; her smile, laughter and sweetness will forever be in your hearts as in mine.

Nancy and John Zajac

September 29, 2020

We both will remember Maureen for her love for her family, her siblings and all her nieces, nephews who she was very proud of in all they did.
We both are so sad that she left this world so soon but she loved so many and loved Jesus and there she is in PEACE, NOW AND FOREVER. WE will miss you Maureen. We offer our love and condolences to her family. John and I have been longtime friends of Jim and Joanne and we offer our love to you both and your family.

Connie Silver

September 27, 2020

I worked with Maureen on the shared library program Everyone's Reading for many years. She was always a joy to be around - full of good ideas, good humor, and knew how to work around problems and egos. My heart goes out to her family and friends. She will be sorely missed in the library community.

Connie Silver - Bloomfield Township Public Library (retired)

Kari Wilson

September 25, 2020

I worked at the Farmington Hills Library with Maureen when I was a teenager 30-odd years ago, and we later reconnected through social media. Maureen had a ready smile, an infectious laugh, a great sense of humor, and an innate gentle kindness. She was always ready with a kind word or a great book recommendation. I was so sorry to hear of her too-early passing. The world was a better place because she was in it.

Stacy Lowe

September 25, 2020

I have had the joy of serving side- by-side with Maureen at Proverbs 31 Ministries for a number of years now. She was such a light to everyone who knew her, always pitching in to help, and always there with a kind word or just something to make you laugh. The world is a little dimmer without her in it. She will be greatly missed, but I'm grateful to know she's more alive than she's ever been right now in the presence of her Savior, Jesus.

Linda Cowell

September 25, 2020

It is difficult to believe I will no longer see Maureen's facebook posts. I met her at a women's weekend that she served at. She had such beautiful and kind heart that created a safe place.

FROM THE FAMILY

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