|Birth: ||Jun. 2, 1928|
|Death: ||Aug. 6, 2011|
Salt Lake County
Eva Egbert Baker was born in St. Ignatius, Montana on June 2, 1928, the fifth child of ten born to Mont and Myrtle Carter Egbert. She was raised in Harlem, Montana and graduated from high school in 1946.
In the Cardston Temple, she received her Patriarchal Blessing from President Wood. She attended Utah State University in Logan. She married in the Logan Temple and later moved to Richland, Washington, where she reared her six children.
After thirty-three years of marriage, she found herself single again, and filled her next fourteen years giving service to her children and grandchildren.
One spring day she answered a phone call and found herself speaking to someone who had been the love of her youth in Harlem.
A friendship was renewed, love blossomed, and Chuck Baker, the love of her life became the center of her world. She enjoyed the next sixteen years, filled with travel, reunions, relatives, grandkids, and lots and lots of visiting and laughter.
Eva brought a special light to any gathering and was fondly acknowledged to be a joyful person that could brighten the world around her.
Survived by her husband, Charles "Chuck" Baker; sister, Barbara May (Jim); brother, Anson Carter "Ace" Egbert (Bonnie); children - Andy Stewart, JoLynn Hollingsworth (Norm), Bryce Ward (Jeff), Robert Ward (Gina), and Christie Ward. Also very dear to her were Chuck's family; sister, Lois Goodheart; son, James S. Nicely; daughters, Linda Williams, Rebecca Jaschek, Deborah Weickert, and Judith McKeon. Most precious were her seventeen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, James Barton Ward.
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, August 11, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Olympus Third Ward Chapel, 4100 South Camille Drive (2480 East). Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Holbrook Mortuary, 3251 South 2300 East, and again at the church on Thursday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to the services.
Dedication of the grave and interment will be held on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at the Pineview Cemetery in Ashton, Idaho.
Published in the Deseret News on August 9, 2011.
Mont Pond Egbert (1900 - 1967)
Myrtle C. Egbert (1902 - 1998)
Created by: Ryan D. Curtis
Record added: Aug 08, 2011
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