Jean Stern Baum, 97 of Huddleston, Virginia, passed away Monday, July 3, 2023 in Carriage Hill Heath & Rehab. Center. She was born February 18, 1926 in Glencoe, IL, a daughter of the late Emil Stern and Blanch Jetziner Stern.

She was a retired chemist and school teacher.

Mrs. Baum loved Tennessee Walking Horses and was very active in the Wisconsin show circuit for several years. She was an inspiration to people of all ages, displaying her love of the Tennessee Walking Horse. She showed Walk On Command until the age of 91. She served the Walking Horse community on the Walking Horse Owners’ Association board and as a Walking Horse Report correspondent. She was inducted into the Celebration Hall of Fame in 2008. She was honored with a special presentation at the Celebration in 2016, riding Walk On Command. Notable horses she was involved with include: Walk On Command, Regal Master, Love That Showboat, My Fair Play Lady (Big Mama), On Good Behavior, Ichabod Crane, Sir John Pryor, Pusher’s Firestone, Stroking On Sunday, Pride’s Different Strokes and Pushers Pure Delight. 

She is survived by her daughter, Dr. Karen H Baum; two sons, Dr. James Leo Baum, Jeffrey David Baum a well as three grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, July 8, 2023 at Wandering Acres Farm with John Gilmore officiating. There is no visitation.

Arrangements are being handled by Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford.