Erma Baysinger

October 11, 1923March 23, 2013

Loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Erma passed away peacefully in her Downey home on March 23 from a pulmonary disorder. She was born in Genoa, Colorado to parents Percy and Bertha Sease. She spent her childhood along with seven siblings on the wheat farm her father homesteaded. In 1945, she moved to Long Beach. Later on she met her husband to be, Jasper "Red" Baysinger, on a blind date after he came home from World War II. When she married Red in 1948, he was living with his parents in Downey. They were married in the Downey Methodist Church and made Downey their home. By 1950, they moved into the house that Red built. That is the same house she lived in for the remainder of her life. Erma was the loving mother of three children. Besides a loving wife to Red, she cared for his father in his declining years. During this time, she became an excellent cook, further developed her green thumb while tending her garden and flowers and above all, provided a warm, comfortable and inviting home to her family and friends. As a hobby, she liked to fish. At a time in her life, she and Red spent a lot of time traveling to Baja in their Motorhome. Later in life, Erma and Red joined two clubs. One was The Cortez Viajeros Motorhome Club and the other was the Long Beach Model T. Club. Both clubs provided travel entertainment and socializing. As a result, Erma made many good friends. Erma had a beautiful smile and she gave it easily, all who knew her, loved her. We know she is now in God's good hands, for which we are thankful, but we will never forget her and that beautiful smile. She is survived by husband, "Red" Jasper Baysinger of Downey; son, Karl Baysinger of Orange, CA; son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Jonnie Baysinger of Reno, Nevada; daughter and son-in-law, Marie and Chris Martin of Trabuco Canyon, CA; grandson, Christopher Baysinger of Orange, CA; granddaughter, Jacklyn Baysinger of New York, NY; granddaughter, Christina Baysinger of Reno, NV; granddaughter Kimberly Baysinger of Reno, NV; sister, Edna Windlinx of Joshua Tree, CA and brother, John Sease of Mystic, Iowa. Viewing Thursday, April 10, 5 to 8 pm at Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary, 10229 Paramount Blvd., Downey. Services Friday, April 11, 10 am at Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary followed by internment at Downey Cemetary 9073 Gardendale St., Downey. In lieu of flowers the family request donating to your own charity.



  • Visitation Wednesday, April 10, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 11, 2013


  • Interment, Gathering

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jennifer graham-kleinhanz

July 20, 2013

it's funny how people leave a lasting impression on others... she was such a sweet lady and i always remember her working in her yard and smiling.. my sympathy goes out to you all.

PaTricia Dolce Taylo

April 19, 2013

I will always remember Mamma Baysinger for her kindness and wonderful laugh. She sure tolerated all us crazy teenagers eating her out of house and home and I don't think I ever heard her raise her voice....even if we deserved it!!!!! She was a great Mom and devoted wife. I always felt so welcomed and contfortable in the Baysingers home. As Marie's long time friend I know she will be greatly missed. Blessings to all....PaTricia Dolce Taylor

Nancee Vincent

April 9, 2013

Erma always had a smile and kind words for everyone. She was my sister's mother-in-law, but included me at family gatherings while my parents were out of state. I appreciated that so much! She will be missed by many@

April 9, 2013

April 9, 2013

Erma was my mother-in-law for 13 years and I have always loved her. She was the best mother in law ever. She always lit up the occasion with her smile, girlish giggle, and great sense of humor. Heaven is truly rejoicing and we will miss her greatly.
Terry Howard & Family

Diana Sease Dible

April 7, 2013

I have fond memories of Uncle Red and Aunt Erma coming out every summer and staying in their camper. It was always the highlight of the summer.

John & Julie Ginesi

March 30, 2013

Our dear friend Erma will truly be missed. She was a lovely lady who's smile could light up a room. Her positive attitude was so encouraging and we were so blessed to have known her. The wonderful memories of Erma will hold a special place in our hearts. Thank you Erma for making the world a better place because you were in it. Our love and sympathy to Red and the Baysinger Family. God Bless you!