Ralph Edward Baughman

Ralph Edward Baughman, son of Curtis and Berta Baughman was born on August 2, 1939, in Houston, Texas.  Ralph passed away on January 12, 2020 in League City, TX.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Curtis and Berta Baughman, brothers Charles, Donald and his sister Sandra.  He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Yvonne; his son Ronald and grandsons Evan and Erik of Kemah; his daughter Leigh Ann and her husband, Tim, of Austin; his brother Vincent and his wife Lynn.

Ralph graduated from San Jacinto High School, Class of 1958 and attended The University of Houston in Houston, TX. After 20 plus years working in the fumigation business, Ralph and his son Ronnie opened International Fumigation Services in Pasadena, TX.

Ralph was always the life of the party and made friends easily who lasted a lifetime.  He never met a person he couldn’t talk to.

His passions in life were traveling, spending time at the lake, catching up with friends and enjoying his grandsons.

A celebration of Ralph’s life will be held on January 18, 2020 at 2:00 pm. Visitation with the family will be at 1:00 pm prior to the Celebration of Life.  Both will be held at Crowder Funeral Home, 1645 E. Main Street, League City, TX.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the charity of your choice in honor of Ralph.


  1. Yvonne ,

    We extend or deepest sympathy to you and for family. We enjoyed many visits with Ralph as our fur babys strolled the yards together.

    Please know you are in our prayers,

    Rusty and Shelley Covert
    Masters Dr

    Shelley Covert
    • Thank you Rusty and Shirley. My dad loved taking Cobi on his daily walks to meet and greet everyone.

      Leigh Ann Baughman Hendricks
  2. We were very sorry to hear of Ralph’s death and if we can be of any help, please let us know.
    Ralph has always been a fine person and I know that every one who knew him will share your loss.

    Tom & Harriett Morris

    Tom Morris
    • Tom & Harriett,

      Thank you for your kind words about my dad and your condolences.

      Leigh Ann Baughman Hendricks
  3. I spent 23 years of my life working for Ralph and Ronnie. As described in his Bio, Ralph had a way of making everyone around him feel like a close friend. He was my boss but more than that he was my friend. Unfortunately time and distance will prevent me from celebrating his life. Jeanne and I would like to extend our love and condolences to Yvonne, Ronnie and his boys and Leigh Ann.

    John Eagle
    • John & Jeanne –

      My dad always spoke highly of you and missed you when you left but knew that you were going to have a wonderful new adventure with Jeanne. My mom, Ronnie, Evan, Erik and I appreciate your condolences.

      Leigh Ann Baughman Hendricks
  4. Ralph and Yvonne have been lifelong friends of the entire Steakley family. Over the years, we have enjoyed Ralph’s sense of humor and kindness. He was a great guy who went out of his way to make everyone he met feel welcome and at ease. He was an engaging storyteller, and truly enjoyed hearing and telling a good joke. We were saddened to hear of Ralph’s passing, and wish to convey our deepest sympathy to Yvonne, Ronnie, Leigh Ann, Evan, and Erik.

    Gaye and Mark Steakley
    • Gaye & Mark –

      Yes, our family and yours shared a lifelong friendship. It was so good to see your parents and Rodger at the funeral and we truly appreciate your presence at my dad service.

      Leigh Ann Baughman Hendricks
  5. Yvonne I am so sorry for your loss. I would like to express my deepest sympathy to you and your family. We have known each other since junior high school and I will miss his happy smile and good sense of humor. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him. Blessings to you and your family. Jan Gipson Young

    Jan Gipson Young
    • Jan –

      What a wonderful thing it must have been to have stayed in touch since junior high school and to stay in touch to through all of the reunions and reminisce about all of the good old days. My mom and dad enjoyed attend and helping create the many reunions throughout the years.

      Leigh Ann Baughman Hendricks
  6. My condolences to your family. Ralph and I started working together at the same time on the Rodeo Transportation Committee 9 years ago. He was always so friendly. My daughter worked with us only 1 year yet Ralph always made it a point to ask me every year how she was doing. I always appreciated the fact that he remembered her even after only working with her on 4 shifts. He will be greatly missed.

    Otila "Odie" Salinas - Team WarChiefs
    • Odie –

      Thank you for your condolences and that is a sweet story and was exactly who my dad was. Everyone he met was a friend and he truly was interested in how each friend was doing.

      Leigh Ann Baughman Hendricks
  7. We were so saddened to hear about Ralph’s passing…he was a real asset to our
    family and will be truly missed…he was one of the really nice guys. We lift up
    our prayers for him and all the family…Love Butch & Carol

    Carol & Peyton Vaughn
    • Butch and Carol –

      I’m sorry that you and Carol could not attend but completely understand and we are all getting older. You are missed and I’m sure had some great storied that you could have told and all the trouble y’all might or might not have gotten into. Take care and please keep in in touch, especially with Sissy!

      Leigh Ann Baughman Hendricks
  8. Yvonne–
    My deepest condolences on Ralph’s passing. I’ve truly enjoyed working with both of you on the Reunion Committee over the last umpteen years, and Ralph’s passing will be a huge loss to the class of ’58.

    Gene Turboff
    • Gene –

      My family appreciates your condolences and yes, I have heard the my dad loved helping put together the reunions and attending so that he could keep in touch with everyone in the class of ’58. Please have a toast in his name at the next reunion, because I know that he would love that,

      Leigh Ann Baughman Hendricks
  9. Our world has lost a gentleman – we will miss his business acumen and his sense of humor and chuckles as shared experiences were told. There was never any doubt that he was a man that loved his family – we send our very sincere sympathy and prayers.

    Carolyn Fincher
    • Carolyn –

      Thank you for your kind words and we did know that he loved us all very much and we’ll miss him everyday.

      Leigh Ann Baughman Hendricks
  10. Such a shock to hear the news about Ralph’s passing. He always had a smile and a friendly way whenever we met at a San Jacinto reunion, Class of 1958. Ralph will be missed by many. Our deepest condolences to Yvonne and his family.

    Diane Puckett Ethridge
    • Diane –

      Your condolences are greatly appreciated by my family and we hope that everyone raises a glass at eh next reunion to remember my dad.

      Leigh Ann Baughman Hendricks
  11. He was like a grandfather to me, he was always good to my family and I could never thank him enough for that. We always enjoyed our time at the lake together with all of our lake family. We will miss you Ralph.

    Carson Cleaveland
    • Carson –

      You are such a sweet you man to remember such wonderful memories with my dad. We love your grandparents, your mom Stacy and your Uncle Brad. he was so happy that your mom met and married your dad Scott and that you and your little brother came to the lake and got to enjoy the place that your family loved to dearly. Thank you.

      Leigh Ann Baughman Hendricks
  12. To Ronnie, Leigh Ann, and Yvonne: I am saddened to hear Mr. Baughman has passed. My fondest memories of him are from Lake LBJ. He was always so friendly and positive. Sincerely, Scott Shoemaker

    Scott Shoemaker
    • Scott –

      Thank you for your kind words. My dad loved being able to share the lake, his favorite place, with everyone he cared about. My mom, Ronnie and I hope you are doing well and appreciate you reaching out.

      Leigh Ann Baughman Hendricks
  13. Ralph and my life intertwined starting in Junior High School. Our boys played ball together at Freeway Little League. We both worked in the Marine business for over 30 years. Every time I saw him he acted like we saw each other every day and made me appreciate what friends are to each other. My condolences to all the family.
    San Jacinto Class of 1957

    Guy Herman

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