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Obituary - Sid Baucom




Sidney George Baucom, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 16, in his home of issues incident to age surrounded by family.

Sid was born October 21, 1930 in Salt Lake City as the first of 3 children to Sidney and Nora Palfreyman Baucom.  He attended West High School followed by undergraduate studies and Law School at the University of Utah.  After graduating he married his high school sweetheart, Mary Backman, on March 5, 1954.  Together they raised 3 sons and were sealed as a family in the Salt Lake City Temple on their wedding anniversary in 1974.

Mary was the love of his life.  They enjoyed pursuing their many common interests.  Together they particularly enjoyed raising, training and riding their Tennessee Walking Horses.  Walking horses became the connection to countless friends both at home and in their adopted home of Tennessee.  Dad enjoyed pleasure riding and did most of it at the Yellowstone Ranch where he enjoyed long outings with family and friends.  He also built and loved the family cabin where he enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren ride, entertaining friends, and holding large family activities.

Professional accomplishments include practicing law in Salt Lake, becoming Executive VP and General Counsel of Utah Power and Light (retiring after 33 years), working Of Counsel at Jones-Waldo-Holbrook & McDonough (retiring after 22 years).  Over those years, he served as chairman of Utah’s coordinating council for Development Services, member of the Mayor’s Council for Capital Improvements, Utah’s Hoover Commission, Constitutional Revision Commission, Airport Bond Committee, and Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce.  Former member of the Board of Directors of Utah Power and Light Co, The Western Colorado Power Company Energy National Corporation, vice chairman of the Board of El Paso Electric Co, board member and executive committee member of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders Association, past president Utah Taxpayers Association.  Member Southeast Lions Club, Mountain States Walking Horse Association, Utah State Bar Young Lawyers Association and the Alta Club.

Sid will be deeply missed and is survived by his 3 sons Sidney F. Baucom (Teri Lyn), George E. Baucom, and John E. Baucom (Bonnie), 14 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife Mary, sisters Mary Webster and Ann Baucom, and granddaughter, Morgan Baucom.

A viewing will take place on Monday, March 20th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Larkin Sunset Lawn, 2350 E. 1300 South.  Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, March 21st at the Foothill 6th Ward Chapel, 2215 E. Roosevelt Ave. where there will be a viewing prior to the service from 10:30am to 11:45am.  Interment will be at the Salt Lake City Cemetery.

The family wishes to thank the professional and caring staffs of Right-At-Home and Valeo Home Health and Hospice (thanks, Reggie).

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