Susan Forsyth BaumanLIttle Rock, AR, 1950 - 2010
SUSAN ESTHER FORSYTH BAUMAN was born on July 1, 1950 and died Nov. 6, 2010 after a brave battle with cancer. She was predeceased by her parents Ruth and Morris Forsyth of New Orleans, her aunts Florence Marx of Bogalusa and Anna Mayer of New Jersey, and Bobby and Bud Bauman of Little Rock who were always Mom and Dad to her. She is survived by her brother, J. David Forsyth of New Orleans, and her children, Annie Bauman of Little Rock and Rabbi Katie Bauman and her husband Adam Eckstein of Memphis, and she was the proud Grammy of Gracie Ruth Eckstein. She is also survived by a large extended family including Jill and Steve Bauman, Kathy and Dr. David Bauman, Judy Grundfest and her family, and Suzi Davis, all of Little Rock, Merrill and Michael Stern of Atlanta, Sally and Morris Marx of Pensacola and their children, as well as many cousins. Susan was the aunt of Jay Bauman, Barrie Bauman and her fiancé Cole Silverman, Lisa Stern Fay and her husband Alex, and Jenny Stern Adair and her husband Jordan. Susan was a lifelong teacher, for the last 14 years at Forest Park Elementary School. One of her great joys was being a part of a warm community of educators, parents, and especially students, whom she always considered herself privileged to teach. She was happiest surrounded by family and friends, and sustaining her relationships with these loved ones was her most cherished life's work. She was deeply thankful to her caretakers, nurses, and doctors, especially Patricia Pickett, Terri Ruffin, Dr. Mariann Harrington, and Dr. David Bauman, who were with her every step of the way. She will be remembered as an exemplary hostess, a committed teacher, a steadfast friend, and most of all a beloved sister and mother. Susan was proud to call both Little Rock and New Orleans her homes, and she will be memorialized in both cities. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 3:30 p.m. at Congregation B'nai Israel in Little Rock, her congregation of 26 years, 3700 N. Rodney Parham Road. Burial will take place at Hebrew Rest Cemetery in New Orleans on Friday, Nov. 12. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to HandsOn New Orleans, www.handsonneworleans.org, or to HIPPY USA (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters), www.hippyusa.org. Arrangements by Ruebel Funeral Home, www.ruebelfuneralhome.com.
Published November 8, 2010
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Ruebel Funeral Home
6313 West Markham Street, Little Rock, AR