Martha Ann Baur Salome

August 24, 2023

Martha Ann Baur Salome, of Crawford, Texas, passed away peacefully May 6 at the age of 88.

Salome was born September 3, 1934, in Huntington, W.Va. The only child of Joseph and Nelle Baur, her family moved to Waco where she met and married her high school sweetheart, Thomas G. Salome Jr., BBA ‘53. She and Tom had four sons.

Everyone who knew Martha knew her love of animals, especially horses and dogs. The love of horses led to the establishment of the prestigious Arabian Horse Farm, Marsal Arabians. She and Tom traveled and participated in many horse shows in Lexington and sold horses worldwide. The house was never without numerous dogs and cats. Her passion for dogs provided a position on the Board of Fuzzy Friends Rescue, and she especially loved helping with their fundraising endeavors. It was difficult for her not to bring a dog home after every visit to Fuzzy Friends.

After raising her sons, Salome branched out and opened a lady’s boutique. This entrepreneurial endeavor took time away from her beloved horses, so it was ultimately sold, and she was back caring for her horses. She loved to quilt and made them for so many which will be cherished by the lucky recipients.

She was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister-in-law and aunt. All will miss her.

Salome was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Thomas G. Salome Jr.; her parents, Joseph and Nelle; her son, Richard Anthony and infant grandson, Collin. Survivors include her sons, Thomas G. III (Bud), BBA ’78, and wife, Anne, Robert (Bobby) and wife, Dana, Greg and wife, Karen; Krista, wife of Richard; eight grandsons and nine great-grandchildren.