S: Memories of the Baker Family
BC: Sara Michele Baker
FC: Baker Family 2009-2010
1: Baker Family 2009-2010 | By: Katelyn Baker
2: For Dad. We all love you.
3: Merry Christmas Dad!
4: Katelyn Jane Baker | I love you so much Dad! You are the BEST! You always find a way to make me smile, or even laugh. Thank you for going to work everyday trying to earn money for food, our house, and clothing for everyone of us. I would like you to know that I mean it all. I love you!
5: When we asked for a daughter we were sent a princess
6: A boy is the only thing that God can use to make a man
7: Tyler Oakeson Baker | You are cool. The End
8: Kyle Bybee Baker | I love you Dad! You are the best dad in the world. You are so funny and smart.Thank you for reading me books when I was a little kid. We never got to finish that book. You are the coolest dad in the entire universe! I love you!
9: A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
10: There is a garden in her eyes, where roses and white lilies flow.
11: Annie Michele Baker | I love you so much. Thank you for being such a great Dad. You make my heart tinkle. You are such a great friend to me. I love when you tuck me in at night. I love you...
12: Avrie Phoebe Baker | I Love you Dad. I love when you give me kisses. You make me HAPPY! I like when you give me birthday presents. I like to see you. I love you!
13: Her smile beams like sunshine, which fills our hearts with love
14: . . .and they call it Puppy Love
15: Emma Baker
16: Letters to Mom
18: Dear Mom, I love you. You are nice. You helped my teacher at school. You picked me up from school. We spent time together going to the store. We went to McDonalds one time. You love me. We had a lunchable at Lin’s together. I’m happy you are in heaven. I love you very much. I miss you. Love, Avrie. (5 years old)
19: Dear Mom, I wish you were still here. You died on Easter Sunday. You are sure beautiful. I love you. I miss you so much. Dad really misses you too. He wishes you were here and he could hug you. It has been a tough week. Love Annie (7 years old) PS you really did die on Easter.
20: Dear Mom, I love you so much. I wish you were still here. You are a good Mom and always took good care of me. Our family misses you so much! I love you! I bet you are in a wonderful place now. There are a lot of people doing nice things for us. We are really sad, but we will be ok- don’t worry about us. I know you are in heaven with Jesus, and happy. I hope to see you soon. We love you! Love Kyle. (9 years old)
21: Dear Mom, I love you, nobody can replace you. I can remember when I was little you used to help me collect seashells at Lake Powell. You were always helping us. I really miss you. You were always offering service to everyone. I’m sorry that you missed my birthday on April 1st, But I know that you wished you could come. I pulled some good pranks. We know you are in a better place now, watching us. You are the best mom ever, and I can feel you. I know you will help us get through. I love you mom. Love, Tyler (11 years old)
22: Dear Mom, This has been a very tough week. We all miss you so much. We have all cried a ton. I’m going to miss you doing my hair mostly every morning (well dad can try), and P.S. Just promise not to haunt me if our dog Emma gets pregnant.you telling me what NOT to wear for church. I’m also going to miss massaging your back, and you yelling at our dog Emma because all the naughty things that she has done. Well for sure, someday, I’m going to prove that Emma can be a good dog, and outstanding! (but it may take a couple of years) And don’t worry, I’ll try my best to keep my grades up! I miss you so deeply, and am glad to know that you are happy where you are, and not in pain. I love you Katelyn (12 years old)
23: Dear Sara, Over the past few days I’ve picked up on one of your old habits – I’ve been checking out the obituaries section of the newspaper to see if I’m in it. As you know, You’re in it, and I’m not too happy about it. My heart is broken and I hurt like never before. I miss you. I received much hope and strength from General Conference over the Easter weekend. The prophet and apostles seemed to have written their messages only for me. I didn’t realize at the time that it was to help prepare me for today – me, sitting here, sobbing like a baby with our kids – and you, in front of us, resting in your casket. I could really use one of your big warm hugs – and your kiss on my cheek. I know you are here now - so plant one on me. Thank you for the past 20 years. I remember the first time we met – July 25, 1990, 5 pm, at the St. George Taco Time. We were both experiencing our first day of our first job together – and yes, it was YOU, not me, that burned the meat on that fateful day. I remember thinking a few weeks later at work, as I was approaching my 16th birthday, who I could take on my first date to Pine View Homecoming dance. I remembered the counsel of parents and leaders that “you marry who you date.” Then I wondered who my wife would be and what she looked like – I fantasized for a moment – then looked up, and there you were, running the drive-through cash register. What a hottie!
24: Our Heavenly Father brought us together – it was meant to be – You were my first kiss and only girl I ever dated – My true and only love. Our marriage, 5 years later, in the St. George Temple will seal us together forever. What joy you bring to me – 5 wonderful kids and a glorious future through eternity together. I will do my best, but I can’t fill your place in our home. Stay close and keep an eye on us. Especially the kids – they need to feel your comforting love. Tell our loved ones with you on that side of the veil – a big hello, and we miss them, too. Also, put a word in, that some of us, here, are a little anxious for the Lord’s return – I know you will be coming with him. Until then, I’ll try being patient – that will be new for me and the kids – but you are worth the wait. We have a great bunch of family, friends, and ward who are being life savers for us. I’ve never felt so alone and empty – or that so many people cared. I love you, Sara – and hope to see you real soon. Love Brad. PS – I was serious about you planting a kiss on me today.
25: Hospital Letters
42: Glamour Shots
73: Baker Family 2009
79: June |
82: September |
86: The Red Sea Place When you come to the Red Sea Place In your life where in spite of All you do There's no way back There's no way 'round There is no way But through.... Then trust in the Lord With a faith supreme Till the night and dark have past He will part the waves He will still the storm As he says to your soul Go On.
89: Baker Family 2010
93: M O T H E R | agical | ptimistic | errific | appy | nergy | . . . . .
94: God hath not promised Skies always blue. Flower-strewn pathways All our lives through: God hath not promised Sun without rain, Joy without sorrow, Peace without pain. But God hath promised Strength for the day, Rest for the labor, Light for the way, Grace for the trials, Help from above, Unfailing sympathy, Undying love. -unknown
96: St. George, Utah: Sara Michele Campbell Baker, age 35, passed away Easter Sunday, April 4, 2010 in Las Vegas University Medical Center. She was born September 15, 1974, in St. George, Utah, the first child of Roger and Jane Esplin Campbell. She was raised in St. George and graduated from Pine View High School, 1992. She married her first love and high school sweetheart, Brad Baker on June 8, 1996, in the St. George Temple. They are the parents of five children. Sara loved to sing and had a beautiful voice. She was an amazing organizer. She also loved to plan and set goals. Sara was kind, tender, compassionate, genuine and wanted things perfect. She was active in the LDS Church and served as a Primary teacher and counselor, cub-scout den mother, and as a Relief Society Counselor. Her greatest love was her husband and children. She was such a good wife and mother. Her whole life was centered on her family. Family time was so important to Brad and Sara. Their children know how much they loved each other. She is survived by her husband, Brad and children, Katelyn, Tyler, Kyle, Annie, and Avrie; parents Roger and Jane Esplin Campbell of Beaver; sisters Jennifer (Beau) Barney of Lehi, Amanda (Aaron) Felstead of St. George, Christina (Tamron) Lee of Cedar City and brother Michael (Meagan) Campbell of St. George; Grandfather - Bybee Campbell of St. George. Father and Mother-in-law Phil & Lynette Baker of Washington City. Sara is preceded in death by: Grandparents, T. Lavoy and Phoebe Esplin, Clidene M. Campbell. Nephews: Brecken and Brayden Felstead. Niece: Audrie Campbell. Brother-in-law: Charlton Robert Palmer. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 10, 2010, 11 am, Sunset 1st Ward, 82 N Dixie Drive, St. George. Viewing for friends and family will be held Friday, April 9, 6 - 8 pm at Spilsbury Mortuary and Saturday 9:30 to 10:30 proir to services. Interment will take place in Tonaquint Cemetery. Special thanks to Dixie Regional Medical Center, St. George, Sunrise Hospital and University Medical Center in Las Vegas for their kind and compassionate care. | Mom's Obituary
97: I think of you often and make no outward show, But what it means to lose you, no one will ever know You wished no one farewell, not even said good-bye, You were gone before I knew it, and only God knows why. You are not forgotten nor will you ever be, As long as life and memories last, I will remember thee. To some you may be forgotten, to others a part of the past, But to me who loved you dearly, your memories will always last. Nothing can be more beautiful than the memories I have of you. To me, you were someone special, God must have thought so too! If tears could build a staircase and memories a lane, I would walk all the way to Heaven, and bring you back again.
98: We will LOVE and Miss you Mom!