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Official Obituary of

Martha C. (Walker) Baumeister

July 23, 1926 ~ March 21, 2024 (age 97) 97 Years Old

Martha Baumeister Obituary

Martha C. Baumeister of Newark, DE passed away peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, March 21, 2024 at the age of 97.

Born Martha Ellen Walker in Portsmouth, VA on July 23, 1926, she was the daughter of Robert H. Walker and Beatrice Ashley Walker. She grew up in Baltimore, MD.  She received a BA degree in mathematics from Randolph-Macon Woman's College and a Master's degree from the University of Delaware.

Beginning as a student instructor in the Mathematics Department at the University of Delaware, Martha worked for several years at E.I. duPont de Nemours & Company before returning to teaching as a mathematics instructor at the University of Delaware, where she stayed for the rest of her professional career.

Active throughout her life, Martha enjoyed gardening, growing roses, reading, traveling, and ice dancing with her husband, Ted.   She served as an accountant for the U.S. Figure Skating Association, tabulating scores for local ice skating tests and competitions. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa Society, Sigma Xi, The Skating Club of Wilmington, and the Delaware Saengerbund & Library Association.

Martha was pre-deceased by her first husband of 7 years, Donald Barnard Clark of Newark, DE and by her second husband of 56 years, Theodore Baumeister III of Newark, DE, her parents, and her daughter, Norma B. Reynolds (John) of Charleston, SC.  She is survived by four children, Theodore Baumeister IV (Tina), Ashley Clark Cockerill (Bill) of The Colony, TX, John T. Baumeister (Patty) of Downingtown, PA, George F. 'Fritz' Baumeister of Wilmington, DE, four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 13, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 276 S. College Ave., Newark, DE 19711.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Nature Conservancy, 100 W 10th St. Ste 1107, Wilmington, DE 19801.

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Funeral Service
April 13, 2024

11:00 AM
St. Thomas Episcopal Church
276 S. College Avenue
Newark, DE 19711


The Nature Conservancy
100 W. 10th Street, #1107, Wilmington DE 19801


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