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 Baylee Almon

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Baylee Almon

  • Birth 18 Apr 1994 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Death 19 Apr 1995 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Burial Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Plot Cenotaph
  • Memorial ID 17694260

Victim of the Oklahoma City bombing. Was in the Day Care Center on the second floor of the Alfred P. Murrah building at the time of the bombing. Baylee Almon, who celebrated her first birthday the day before the terrorist bomb took her life, is described by family members as having a loving, heart-filled smile, which is quite evident from her beautiful photograph. An amateur photographer snapped her photo as a firefighter carried her away from the destroyed building. The photo appeared on the front pages of newspapers and magazines worldwide. Of all the thousands of photos taken at the site, the photo of Baylee captured the horror of the bombing and took it straight to the heart of a sorrowful nation. Her mother Aren Almon help to supprt the organazation Cote & D'Ambrosio which tries to improve stuctural safety for building such as the Alfred P. Murrah building and the World Trade Center.
Also listed in Kolb Cemetary.
Published in the Oklahoma Today magazine, Winter 1996 issue, if you would like to use some/all on her memorial:

Baylee Almon attended America's Kids. "She smiled at everyone," said Aren Almon of her daughter Baylee. "She like everyone and was a happy baby."

Baylee had just started to walk and to say, "Mama". So taken with video recorders was the toddler that when anyone aimed the camera at her, she would try and kiss the screen. She and her mother liked to spend time together, and one of their regular outings was attending the baseball games of Baylee's cousin. The Almon family had gathered the day before the bombing to celebrate Baylee's first birthday.