Andrew “Andy” H. Baux

A Celebration of Life BBQ for Andrew “Andy” H. Baux, 74, Lawrence will be held from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Saturday, August 29, 2015 at his home, 12051 246th Street, Lawrence 66044. Private burial will be at Vinland Cemetery in Vinland, KS. He passed away Monday, August 17, 2015.

Andy was born February 4, 1941 in Pittsburgh, PA, the son of Harold and Josephine Baux.

He graduated from Connelley Vocational High School in 1962 in Pittsburgh, PA, and served his country in the United States Army from 1965-1968.

He was a member of Crossroads Cowboy Church, Brush Busters Horse Club, and the International Association of Machinists, Lodge No. 356. He also worked as a volunteer maintaining trails with Friends of Perry State Park.

He was a diesel mechanic for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad for 31 years until he retired in 2002.

He married Sharon E. (Stack) Taylor on July 29, 1995 in Liberty, MO. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include his daughter, Ruth Schick, Kansas City, KS; stepdaughter, Debra Taylor, Lansing, KS; stepsons, Tim Taylor (Sandy Herd,) Lawrence, Tom (Kim) Taylor, Baldwin City; sister, Carol (Ron) Williams, Salem, MO; brothers, Harold (Rita) Baux and Kenny (Diane) Baux, both of Freeport, IL, and six grandchildren, Jesse, Michaella, Hallie, Allison, Emily, and Sam.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Lawrence Humane Society to commemorate his love of animals. Donations may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

7 Condolences

  1. Emma M Baux Schaunth on August 18, 2015 at 9:27 am

    I am grieved beyond words at the sudden loss of dad. I am praying for God to comfort me and the whole Baux family. He WAS a good man. and I loved him.

  2. Linda Spoharski and Laurel Bartiomlio on August 18, 2015 at 9:42 am

    To Andy’s family. We can’t be there in person. You are all in our prayers and Andy will be missed by all of the Fred Baux family in Pittsburgh PA.

  3. Greg Lederer on August 18, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    It was very sad to hear of the passing of Andy. We where friends for many years on the ATSF/BNSF railroad. We worked together for years in Hi Bay at the diesel shop. My condolence go to the Baux family.

  4. Debbie Hull on August 19, 2015 at 6:07 am

    My heart goes out to the Baux family. Andy and Sharon are very special people. Andy will be missed. Sharon you are in my thoughts and Prayers. They have been with you since the accident. Also sending Love and Hugs to you. God Bless and be with you. It is at these times that there is only one set of foot prints in the sand, for the Lord is carrying you. He will as long as he needs to. Amen.

  5. Connie Melton on August 21, 2015 at 11:26 pm

    I only had the pleasure of knowing Andy for a short time. I truly feel Blessed to have known this kind and gentle man and will miss
    being around a campfire that he carefully built for all to enjoy. God Bless you, Andy.

  6. Bonnie Stephenson on August 25, 2015 at 9:08 am

    It was such a shock to hear of Andy’s accident. I am so sorry for your loss. I am glad I got to know Andy better by boarding Jack at your farm. I enjoyed the trail rides with both of you. He was so proud of the Perry Lake horse trails and I must say they are some of the best kept trails around. He was so gentle with Spec and with all the animals on the farm. He gave my dogs lots of scratches when I brought them along with me. I will miss him. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you adjust to life without Andy.

  7. Sheri Cox-Flory on August 28, 2015 at 9:50 am

    With heartfelt condolences to the Baux Family on the loss of Andy. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Howard & Lorene Cox and family

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