Peyton Baumgarth

Peyton Baumgarth was 13 years old and in his first semester of 8th grade at Washington Middle School (in Washington, MO), when he died of Covid-19 on October 31st, 2020. He was the youngest person to die, so far, from coronavirus in Missouri.

Peyton’s mother told KMOV that he tested positive on October 26 after showing symptoms. He last attended school on October 22. His symptoms got worse and he was admitted to the Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital on October 29, and passed away on Halloween.

Peyton loved Christmas, making his friends and family smile, playing Pokemon, making Youtube videos about Pokemon, sports, and spending time with his family and friends. He was a typical 8th grade boy and was looking forward to starting highschool in 2021.

Peyton’s mom told KMOV, “Wear a mask when you’re in public, wash your hands and know that COVID is real.”

Peyton Baumgarth is missed deeply by his mother and father who were looking forward to so many normal life milestones as he grew up, his family, classmates, community, and everyone whose lives he touched in his brief time here on earth.


St. Louis City’s first known person to die of COVID-19: Jazmond Dixon

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Jazmond Dixon died of COVID-19 on March 22, 2020 at only 31 years old.

Dixon earned her Masters in Business Administration from Lindenwood after graduating from Harris-Stowe University, and worked for the American Red Cross where she managed the computerized maintenance management system. She dreamed of starting a baking business.

She went to Urgent Care with breathing difficulties on Tuesday March 17th, was placed on a ventilator Thursday March 19th, and passed away Sunday evening on March 22 with her mother at her side. She had no preexisting conditions and was “young and healthy”. It is not known from whom or where she caught COVID-19.

Dixon’s cousin Belafae Johnson Jr. told the St. Louis American: 

Dixon could have caught the virus anywhere between family functions, work or social gatherings, Johnson said. 

“That’s what makes it so unnerving,” he said. “That’s why we wanted to get out and share her story and give out the most accurate information as we can.”

St. Louis American Jazmond Dixon, 31, is first COVID-19 death in St. Louis City

Jazmond is survived by her large extended family and work friends.

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