Zahra Clare Baker
Cenotaph

Zahra Clare Baker

Birth
Wagga Wagga, Wagga Wagga City, New South Wales, Australia
Death 24 Sep 2010 (aged 10)
Hickory, Caldwell County, North Carolina, USA
Cenotaph Hudson, Caldwell County, North Carolina, USA
Plot Zahra Baker Memorial located on Christie Road
Memorial ID 61900711 View Source

Zahra Baker was born to Emily Dietrich and Adam Baker who both lived in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia. Emily Dietrich, who had postpartum depression after Zahra's birth, gave up custody to Adam. Adam took Zahra and moved with his parents to Giru, Queensland Australia in 2004.

Zahra, who was diagnosed with bone cancer in 2005, later suffered a bout of lung cancer having part of her lung removed. As a result,of the bone cancer and treatment she had the lower part of one leg amputated and cancer treatment also affected her hearing and she had to wear hearing aids.

Zahra's cancer went into remission in 2008, shortly after this she and moved to North Carolina, United States from Australia with her father and new stepmother, Elisa Fairchild. Finally settling in Hickory NC.

Originally she was buried in Hickory, but when her father was deported back to Australia he organised for Zahra's body to be cremated and the ashes sent back to Australia.

Hickory Residents organised a Memorial Zahra Baker All Children's Playground that has equipment for children of all ages and with disabilities. The official opening of the playground was 19th May 2012.

Notice: This memorial is being managed in abeyance until a proper manager requests control of the memorial. As a general rule, immediate family members, grandparents, and other close family members can request and will be transferred management of the memorial.

Gravesite Details

The permanent memorial consists of a covered concrete pad with photos of Zahra along with dozens of stuffed animals and other memorabilia left by residents.


  • Maintained by: Hiatus
  • Originally Created by: Marie K
  • Added: 19 Nov 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 61900711
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/61900711/zahra-clare-baker : accessed ), memorial page for Zahra Clare Baker (16 Nov 1999–24 Sep 2010), Find a Grave Memorial ID 61900711, citing Zahra Baker Memorial, Hudson, Caldwell County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Hiatus (contributor 47398908) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.