Baulch Family - Short Bio

Howard Stone Baulch was born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky and has lived in Tennessee, Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, North Carolina and Ohio. He is the son of James Homer Baulch and Madie Gibson and was in the second graduating class of Salmen High School in Slidell, LA. Howard met his wife, Sally Carol Bateman, at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. She was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, the daughter of John Roger Bateman and Dorothy Jane Blasingame.

In college Howard studied computer science, and Sally studied accounting. As a co-op at SMU Howard worked for the City of Dallas for three alternating semesters before seeking more challenging work assignments. In June 1974 he became the first co-op in Data General Corporation's history. After graduation Howard began work for DG in Greensboro, North Carolina as a systems engineer. Sally began work after graduation as a CPA with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. (now KPMG International) and then with Ernst & Ernst (now Ernst & Young). In 1980 Howard transferred to Data General's research and development lab in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina where he moved from software engineering to software engineering management, and Sally became the accounting manager for the Instrument Society of America.

They began their family in Raleigh, North Carolina where three of their four children were born. In 1990 Howard accepted the position of software quality engineering director at Lexis-Nexis, and the family moved to the Dayton, Ohio area. Their fourth child was born in Kettering, Ohio. In 1994, two years after becoming senior director of systems architecture for Lexis-Nexis, Howard accepted the executive vice president position over systems and software development at CheckFree Corporation and moved the family to Dublin, Ohio where they live today.

After meeting his professional career goals, Howard retired in March 2000 to focus his time on serving others. He has led and participated in over 40 domestic and international missions, cherishing relationships built in Guatemala, Haiti and Appalachia among his favorites. Howard founded and serves as the president of the non-profit, charitable organization Hilliard Adopt-A-House, a group helping economically disadvantaged familes attain home ownership in the Columbus, Ohio area. In spare time slots, he enjoys researching the family genealogy for his and Sally's ancestors.

Quoting Albert Schweitzer, "I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve."

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