Class of 1957

1957 Maroon SpotlightWesley Baumbartner
Wesley Baumbartner

Football 54-57, Wrestling 54-57, Track 55-57, Student Council 56-57, Student Council President 56-57, Home Room President 55-56, Home Room Vice- President 56-57, Annual King Candidate 55-56, Boys’ State 56, Football Queen Escort 55-56 .

Wesley Ray Baumgartner

November 16, 1937 – July 10, 2022

Wesley Ray Baumgartner, 84 of Bluffton, SC, passed away on Sunday, July 10, 2022. He was the eldest son of Raymond and Pearl Baumgartner of Perry, OK, deceased.

Wesley was born in Perry and grew up on Grove Street. He attended Perry Elementary and Perry High School. Upon graduating in 1957, he enrolled in Oklahoma State University and graduated with a BS degree in Geography. He was immediately hired by the Department of Defense in Washington, D.C., as a Cartographer and worked for the Federal Government for thirty years before retiring to his home in Dale City, VA. He later relocated to Sun City Hilton Head, SC, to spend his retirement years.

He served five years in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed at Ft. Belvoir, VA; Tokyo, Japan; Shaw Air Force Base, SC. It was while he was stationed at Ft. Belvoir that he met his future wife, Rebecca Rios of Alexandria, VA.

Wesley is survived by his wife of over sixty years, Rebecca Baumgartner of Sun City Hilton Head, SC; his son, Gregg Baumgartner and his wife, Diane, of Herndon, VA; his daughter Brenda Baumgartner and granddaughter, Raven Robertson of San Leandro, CA; and his brother Wiley Baumgartner of Guthrie, OK.

No services are planned in SC. His family will bury his remains in Grace Hill Cemetery, Perry, OK, at a later date.