Cyril Baugh

May 27, 1955August 20, 2020
OBITUARY – CYRIL DAHL BAUGH The only child of J. Otis Baugh and Maidelle Aileen (Munn) Baugh, died August 20, 2020 of pancreatic cancer at Newark, Ohio's hospice facility, following a shockingly brief illness. He was 65 years of age. Born in Brownwood, Texas on May 27, 1955, he completed his education through grade 7 in schools there. Moving with his family to Corvallis, Oregon, he graduated from Crescent Valley High School with honors. Subsequently, C.D., as he later preferred to be known, received his Bachelor of Sciences degree in Technical Journalism ('80) from Oregon State University, writing for the student newspaper, The Barometer, and taking a year abroad studying in London. He also held a Masters degree of International Management ('89) from the Thunderbird American Graduate School of International Management, Phoenix, Arizona. C.D. enjoyed a varied professional life, primarily in technical journalism endeavors for major corporate firms heavily involved in the development of digital practices and communication. He held posts in Rome, Rhiyad, and major technical industrial hubs in the U.S. A lifelong train aficionado, he built an impressive collection of model railways, was a frequent witty contributor to select online humor and motion picture discussion groups, and developed cooking skills that were greatly admired by his closer friends and colleagues. He is survived by his maternal aunt, Wanda Munn of Richland, WA, cousin Marcus Than Beck (and wife Amy) of Corvallis, and their daughter, Lillian Beck, of Portland, OR. No services are planned, as inurnment will take place at a time not yet determined. A gathering of remembrance will be announced when conditions permit. If desired, contributions may be directed to the Journalism Student Need Program by check payable to the OSU Memorial Fund, sent to 4238 SW Research Way, Corvallis, OR 97333. Please note “in memory of Cyril Dahl Baugh” on the memo line. The family encourages far flung friends and colleagues to share memories, leave comments, add photos, or send condolences. Please go to The family deeply appreciates the thoughtful expressions of affection and concern from those who had the good fortune to know and be a part of this singular life.

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