Obituary: Vanessa Baum |

Obituary: Vanessa Baum


Vanessa Baum

February 1, 1975 – May 3, 2014

Vanessa Baum, 39, passed away unexpectedly at her home in Silverthorne May 3, 2014. Vanessa grew up in Mt. Vernon, New York, and was a graduate of Mamaroneck High School and SUNY Binghamton. She moved to Colorado after graduating and made her home there for the past 16 years. Vanessa provided accounting services for several local businesses during her career, and had been employed by Early Childhood Options. She was an active member of the Synagogue of the Summit. Family, friends and her Jewish faith were of central importance to her. She enjoyed spending time with friends and their children, playing with her niece and nephew, cooking and crafting. Vanessa enjoyed experimenting with gardening, reading at least three books at a time, and planning for her expected baby. Vanessa was a sports enthusiast and knew every statistic about the International Olympics. Vanessa had a keen intelligence and believed strongly in social and economic justice and worked in support of those values. She had a wonderful sense of fun, an infectious laugh, a passionate dedication to her loved ones, and is deeply missed. Vanessa was predeceased by her mother and father, Rosalyn and Charles Baum. She is survived by her sister, Rachel Baum of Maplewood, New Jersey. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. this Thursday, May 29, at Lord of the Mountain Lutheran Church. All friends of Vanessa are welcome to come and celebrate her life.


On May 4, Vanessa Baum passed away in her sleep. Synagogue of the Summit is holding a memorial service and celebration of life on Thursday, May 29, at 7 p.m. at the Lord of the Mountains Lutheran Church in Dillon, in the Fellowship Hall.

Please come with happy memories of her.

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