Christian Ethics Today grieves the passing of our long-time friend and board member, Babs Baugh, but we also celebrate her life well lived. Babs has graced our presence with her boundless energy, great humor, unfailing grace and charm. Her ready, infectious laughter and positive attitude have left us with indelible feelings of love for her. She loved music and good company. I cannot think of her without smiling. She was a great friend.
She followed in her parents’ footsteps, living up to the favorite Bible passage from Micah 6: “What does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.” She did all of that and her legacy will be long and blessed.
The impact of her personal generosity and her stewardship of the Eula Mae and John Baugh Foundation will continue through people and causes she believed in: alleviating the injustice of hungry and disadvantaged farm workers in Immokalee, providing support for hundreds of ministers and laypersons who were nurtured through Passport Camps, enriching the education of university and theological students, enabling voices for truth and justice, supporting progressive Christian values, and so much more.
We love you, Babs, and we will miss you. But we also celebrate your life and are happy that you live now without the pain and aggravation of disease.
Pat Anderson, editor