Donna C. Baum
Donna passed away on November 5, 2021 with her husband Phil at her side. Born on February 8, 1952 to Lucy and Doug Penrod, Donna spent her first three years in North Carolina, but she came out to Utah as soon as she could!
Donna and Phil met in 1976 and married that same year. Phil was the light of her life, but he always insists he married "well above his pay grade." Together they raised their two children Phillip and Gina in Murray, alongside a slew of family cats, dogs, and horses.
Donna had a robust career working throughout the pharmacological research field. She loved animals, and especially loved taking trips in the mountains with her horses. Donna was a talented artist and painted much of the artwork that hangs in her home today. Her green thumb ensured she was always surrounded by a rich assortment of plants and flowers. Donna loved her family first, but horses were a close second. She spent as much time as possible outside, loving both the mountains and the desert equally. Whatever the adventure, it was always better with her favorite whiskey and water.
Donna lived her life fully and vibrantly. She fiercely loved her family and cared for many people over the years. She had a sly sense of humor and brought out the best in everyone. Donna's deep courage saw her through multiple rounds of heart surgeries and infections, and we are truly grateful for every day we spent with her. "To know Donna, was to love her."
Donna is survived by her husband Phil and her children Phillip and Gina. A celebration of her life will be held at Starks Funeral Parlor on November 17, 6-8pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in her name to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah: https://wrcnu.org/donate.