|Birth: ||Dec. 15, 1916|
|Death: ||Jan. 30, 2005|
Gunnison, Utah - Erma Baker Kelley, our loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend, passed away January 30, 2005 in Gunnison, Utah, at the age of 88.
She was born December 15, 1916 in Escalante, Utah, a daughter of Ralph Ramsey and Grace Heaps Baker. She spent her younger years with her family in Teasale, Utah. She married Van D. Kelley (1917-2003) February 15, 1937 in Teasdale, Utah. Their marriage was solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple in February of 1943. Van died August 21, 2003.
Erma began her career as a nurse's aid at the Salina Hospital. In her early forties she attended Mesa College in Grand Junction, Colorado, graduated and became a Licensed Practical Nurse. She worked as a nurse until her retirement from Gunnison Valley Hospital.
Erma was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served faithfully in many callings. After her retirement, she and her husband served for a number of years as temple workers at the Manti LDS Temple.
Erma loved her family and her many special friends from Gunnison, Salina and Wayne County. She enjoyed visiting her friends, reading, quilting, doing genealogy and working in her garden. She was recently honored for being a member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers for over 60 years.
Erma is survived by her three sons: V. Blaine and Anne Kelley, Tooele; Karl D. and Diane Kelley, Fairview; Kreig B. and Jo Lou Kelley, Murray; 14 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; brothers and sister: Dale and Viola Baker, Teasdale; Elnora and Reed Williams, Spanish Fork; Stanley and Reah Baker, Murray; Garth Baker, Paul, Idaho.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Van D. Kelley and three brothers, Junior Baker, Alfred Baker and Heaps Baker.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 5, 2005 at 11:00 A.M. in the Gunnison LDS Stake Center. Burial will be in the Gunnison City Cemetery under the direction of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield, Salina and Gunnison, Utah.
Ralph Ramsey Baker (1889 - 1971)
Grace Heaps Baker (1895 - 1988)
Van D. Kelley (1917 - 2003)
Alfred Baker (1915 - 1989)*
Erma Baker Kelley (1916 - 2005)
Henry Heaps Baker (1921 - 1993)*
Ralph Junior Baker (1925 - 1944)*
Dale Baker (1929 - 2014)*
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Originally Created by: Max Turpin
Record added: Apr 16, 2008
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