The Norman Transcript


October 30, 2013

Vesta Elizabeth Bauman



Vesta was very involved in the community. She served on the board of the Salvation Army, ABWA, Mission Norman and Friends to International Students at OU.

Vesta loved her life as a mother, wife and homemaker. She loved to read and to go to OU basketball games (both women’s and men’s). She also loved music in the form of singing, playing the piano and even taking violin lessons on her father’s violin at the age of 70. Vesta loved Sunday dinners and lazy daisy cake. She enjoyed being teased and teasing right back. She had a great sense of humor. Vesta will be remembered as a very cheerful person with a positive attitude. Most of all, she loved her family and enjoyed being around them.

Vesta was preceded in death by her parents, all siblings, husband and one great-grandchild.

She is survived by three sons, David “Stan” and wife Sharon, Marion and wife Dianne, all of Norman, and Gene and wife Xeniya of Laguna Niguel, Calif. She also leaves behind eight grandchildren, David (Monica) of Watkinsville, Ga., Mike (Ilia) of Melbourne, Fla., Tracy (Karl) Zimmerman of Frisco, Texas, Mark (Heather) of Colorado Springs, Colo., Sean (Renee) of Norman, Scott (Carol) of Norman, Anne “Katie” of Ladera Ranch, Calf., and Elizabeth “Betsy” Simmons (Drew) of Phoenix. Vesta was a great-grandmother to 15, David J., Erin, Robbie, Eric, Nathan, Jack, Bradley, Brynn, Brooke, Luke, Lauren, Parker, Mason, Henry and Susie Grace. Vesta was a great-great-grandmother to Leah Rose and Oliver.

The family would like to extend its gratitude to the employees of Brookhaven Extensive Care for their kind, loving and professional care of Vesta over the last seven years.

Vesta and her family were place in the care of the Vice family at Havenbrook Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be shared at

Memorial contributions may be made to the McFarlin United Methodist Church Utility Assistance Program, P.O. Box 6390, Norman, OK 73070.

Norman Transcript, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013

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