Alice Leah (Kingston) Bauman “Sally” passed away on September 29, 2022, at Heywood Hospital, in Gardner, MA.
Born in Chatham, New Brunswick, Canada, on September 14, 1935, she was the youngest daughter of Claude and Sophie ( Bremner) Kingston. Following the death of her parents, Sally was raised by an aunt, Leah Howland, in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. Following graduation from Fairhaven, she attended Burbank Hospital School of Nursing and Fitchburg State College, where she earned Bachelor's in Education and as well as a Registered Nursing Certificate. She later graduated from Northeastern University, becoming one of the first Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioners in the country. She loved babies and young people, and experienced a very noteworthy and rewarding career as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at Pioneer Valley Pediatrics in Western Massachusetts. Following her retirement, she served as a co-chair for the capital campaign committee to refurbish and expand the Ashby Free Public Library, an accomplishment of which she was extremely proud.
Sally is survived by her husband of 65 years, George A. “Tim” Bauman, and children, Sandra Enser (Brian), Frieda Joseph (Christopher), Blaine Bauman (Jill), and Gretchen Ochs (Christopher), and her grandchildren, Ben and Leah Enser, Lee, Sam, and Sophie Joseph, Emily Bauman, Amanda Caruso (Anthony), Carter, Victoria, and Grant Long, and Ella, Joseph, Blaine, and Fred Ochs, and great grandchildren, Thomas and Lucas Enser, and many beloved nieces and nephews here and in Canada.
Sally was predeceased by her brothers, Blaine and Harry, and sisters, Mary and Grace, all of Canada, and a sister, June, of Florida.
Sally enjoyed the outdoors with skiing, snowshoeing, swimming, blueberry picking, camping, and travel. She loved libraries, was an avid reader, and enjoyed spending time with friends and colleagues.
Most importantly she cherished time with her family and friends.
No service is planned at this time. A gathering of family and friends will be held at a time to be determined.
Memorial contributions maybe be made to : the Ashby Free Public Library, 812 Main Street, Ashby, MA 01431