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 Maxine Elnora Baker

Maxine Elnora Baker

Birth
Ontario, Malheur County, Oregon, USA
Death 18 Nov 2014 (aged 54)
Arizona, USA
Burial Payette, Payette County, Idaho, USA
Memorial ID 139022647 · View Source
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June 21, 1960-Nov. 18, 2014

Taylor, Arizona

Maxine Elnora Baker, age 54, left this earthly body and home on November 18, 2014, at Show Low, Arizona.

Maxine was born June 21, 1960. to Dr. Jess R. Baker and Erma Newman Baker in Ontario, Oregon.

She was born with Downs Syndrome, poor eye sight and complications from ‘mumps’ which her mother had during pregnancy. Maxine was the youngest of six children and was energetic, full of life and many times her happy disposition caught others laughing with her.

Maxine enjoyed doing everything her family enjoyed while growing up: riding in the water ski boat, swimming, trampoline jumping, wrestling with siblings, watching TV and her favorite was Christmas and The Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Maxine loved music, Dora and her ‘sticks.’ She attended the Mary Kay School for the Handicapped from 1966 to 1978, where she learned to recognize letters, write her name, speak and make friends. After age 18, she went to work shredding paper at WITCO in Payette, Idaho, a sheltered workshop for the handicapped until 1998, when she and her mother moved to Utah to live with her sister Lorinda’s family. She lived with Lorinda and Shane Luck until her death. Maxine was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and of the Taylor 4th Ward in Arizona.

Maxine is survived by siblings: Victor Ronald Baker of Nevada, Dr. Terry Richard Baker and his wife Patty Robinson Baker of Utah, Lorinda Elaine Baker Luck and her husband Shane Luck of Arizona, Leta Bea Baker of Idaho, and Melvin Lewis Baker and his wife Sue Johnson Baker of Idaho. And fifteen nieces and nephews and many great nieces and nephews.

Maxine was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. Jess R. Baker, 1995, and her mother, Erma Newman Baker, 2003. Her grandparents: John Louis Baker, Nora Tolman Baker Parker, Lloyd Melvin Newman and Myrtle Walker Newman.

Funeral Services will be at the Payette 2nd Ward LDS Chapel, Payette, Idaho on Monday, Nov. 24, viewing at 10 a.m. and services at 11 a.m. Internment will be at Rosedale Cemetery, Payette.


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  • Created by: Julie Gyll...Kin...Doy
  • Added: 20 Nov 2014
  • Find a Grave Memorial 139022647
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maxine Elnora Baker (21 Jun 1960–18 Nov 2014), Find a Grave Memorial no. 139022647, citing Rosedale Memorial Gardens, Payette, Payette County, Idaho, USA ; Maintained by Julie Gyll...Kin...Doy (contributor 46578843) .