Shayne Robert Baker

May 6, 1978July 3, 2014
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Shayne Robert Baker, age 36, of Las Vegas, passed away on Thursday, July 3, 2014 in Las Vegas. Born May 6, 1978 in Denver, Colorado, he grew up in Iowa before moving to Las Vegas more than 15 years ago. A U.S. Air Force Veteran, he worked as a sales representative in credit card merchant services. He was the coach of his son's baseball team, the Vipers. Survivors include his fiancee (S.O.) Michelle Poe, son Cody Baker, parents Terri and Steven Baker; sister Carie (Cory) Fisher and brothers Shawn (Shelsea) Baker and J.R. Baker and "Papa" Martin Janke. A memorial service will be held at 5:30pm on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Palm Mortuary, 1600 S. Jones Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89146, where family will receive friends from 3:30-5:30pm. A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 6:30pm in Clermont, Iowa, where family will receive friends from 4-6pm.


  • Visitation Thursday, July 10, 2014
  • Memorial Service Thursday, July 10, 2014

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pauline gaumond

July 4, 2015

we know you are looking down on us from heaven and cannot believe it is a year since your passing you remain in our hearts in our prayers and thoughts when we talk about you all we have is warmful ,thoughts and laughter. you have left so many wonderful memories with so many wonderful people and for this we are grateful we miss you.


July 3, 2015

I can't believe it's already been a year since you left us. I think about you often, but more so in the recent weeks. You were a wonderful and thoughtful nephew and are greatly missed and loved. I think back about the times I was able to spend with you and they are happy thoughts, and I that is something that I will always hold on to. Rest in peace Shayne. I love and miss you.
Aunt Vicki

C Brewer

July 10, 2014

I was sorry to hear of Shayne's passing. I remember seeing him as a baby, and a 2 year old. The next time I saw him, he was an adult in the Air Force. May The Lord comfort his family during this time of sorrow.
Cookie Brewer

Lauren Hermosillo

July 10, 2014

Shayne, you will always be remembered by me, Ruben, James, and my parents. You were not only a coach and mentor to my son, but also a friend. Thank you for all the good times that we had. Thank you for being an awesome coach and father figure to the team. I know that you are blessed and watching over all of us in Heaven. You will remain forever in our hearts, souls, and memories. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends. May you all be forever blessed. With love...

Sheila Fischer

July 10, 2014

Dear "Coach" Shayne, Thank you for being such a special coach for our boys. Though, you were much more than a coach. You were a friend, a father, a father figure, an uncle, and a mentor, not only to our boys, but to us baseball parents as well. Your love, generosity, and positive attitude was infectious to all of us. We will miss you so very much. Heaven is a better and more fun place now. Thank you for the way you were with Matthew and for loving him and supporting him the way you did. It meant the world to Matthew and to us. You, Michelle, and Cody will always have a special place in our hearts. RIP Shayne. You will remain in our hearts always. Love, Matthew "Mattie Ice", Sheila, Hobreigh, and Sydney Fischer

Tabbatha Spencer

July 10, 2014

Rest In Peace Cousin Shayne. I know that God and the Angels and Uncle Robbie will take care of you! And I know that you'll be watching us from Heaven. You are extremely Missed and Loved by ALL! One day we will meet again and until then I will be keeping you on my heart. I MISS YOU SHAYNE! And I LOVE YOU LIKE A BROTHER! And to Cody, your father was an Amazing guy, he was there for anybody who needed him or his help. Your dad was kind, loving, caring, helpful, smart and He loved you more than life itself! I love you Cody, my heart and prayers are with you!


July 10, 2014

We love and miss you Shayne
Michelle I too have felt the Loss of a Significant Partner and its the worst pain I think I've ever experienced just keep praying and know that friends and family are always here for you he will forever be your guardian angel watching and protecting Cody and You
He May Be Gone but will Never be Forgotten...May you Forever be in Gods Good Grace Rest In Peace

Tabbatha Spencer

July 10, 2014

I miss you cousin Shayne! I Love You so very much! You were like a big brother to us! I know you are in a good place with Uncle Robbie! I will never forget the times we spent together & the times we spent at Lakeside! I miss you terribly! I will always love you & I'll never forget what a wonderful person you are! And to my aunt, uncle and my cousins, I love you all and miss you all Very much and you all will be in my thoughts and prayers! Love, your cousin Tabbatha *Hugs*

The Family

July 10, 2014

In Lieu of Flowers the family has set up the following funds:

Amanda, Ryland and Chris

July 10, 2014

Cody, Michelle, and all of the other Loved One's touched by Shayne. Please know each of you is in my families' heart and prayers. I know Shayne will not be forgotten by those close to him. My family saw him as a loving father, energetic coach and devoted friend. We met Shayne just two years ago when he became the baseball coach for my son. In that time, Shayne also became a coach to me. He worked with the me and other parents of ‘The Vipers' to encourage our kids to have good attitudes, do their best in everything they did and motived each of them with a hug and high-five. My love goes out to each of you as you remember Shayne and how he touched your life.


When Shayne Robert Baker walked into the room, those in his company felt an energetic enthusiastic spontaneity. His personality was infectious. This was just one example of who Shayne was and how he impacted those around him. Shayne was a clever and outgoing person who always sought out the best attributes in other people. It was evident that Shayne embraced all of their experiences, delighted in their lives and celebrated their achievements. Shayne was tireless and had an endless enthusiasm that would serve him well throughout his life.

Shayne was born on May 6, 1978 at Denver General Hospital in Denver, Colorado. He was the son of Steve and Terri Baker. Shayne was raised in Clermont, Iowa. He was always ready with a good prank; he grew into quite the witty character. While some who knew Shayne might describe him as an idealist, his friends and family understood well that Shayne was always in pursuit of life’s endless possibilities and opportunities available to him.

Shayne was raised with three siblings. He had two younger brothers, Shawn and Jr., and a younger sister, Carie. Shayne was very accepting and supportive of his family.

As a young adult, Shayne was able to identify with a vast array of people and personality types. This quality drew him into a diverse group of friends and acquaintances. He was almost always the first to jump in when it came to playing games or participating in other childhood activities, such as football and golf. He was also a member of 4-H and FFA. In his spare time he liked four-wheeling, gardening, collecting Bronco cards, and getting into mischief. Shayne's memorable achievements included receiving an FFA Greenhand award and many other FFA awards. Shayne had the ability to find amusement with almost any activity he and the many childhood friends he shared might discover.

During his high school years, Shayne responded enthusiastically to any new project and was regularly in search of one adventure after another. He graduated from Valley Community High School in 1996. Shayne was good student, and generally did well in his courses. For Shayne, school often became just an extension of playtime, thanks to his ability to turn just about anything into a game, using his imagination to master any task. His favorite classes in high school were his FFA courses. The teacher he enjoyed learning from the most was Mr. Jerry Biermann.

Shayne had a talent for making acquaintances easily which in turn brought him an endless stream of friends. He was very sociable and could blend without effort into any social group. Assertive and outgoing, Shayne was easy to know and demonstrated a deep concern for others. He always seemed aware of what was going on with people around him and throughout his life he made many, many friends. While growing up, some of his best friends were Scott Kleppe and Jason Helgerson. Later in life, he became friends with everyone he met.

Michelle Poe was the special woman in Shayne’s life that he was set to marry. He called her his “S.O.”. It brought him so much joy and contentment to see his family happy. He always showed Michelle unconditional love & concern. Shayne’s huge heart and sensitivity were qualities that served him well in helping to do so.

The best way to express Shayne’s feelings toward Michelle were said in Shayne’s own words written in a birthday love note to Michelle.

“To My Love, Baby, Wife to be. Well as u know I don’t read cards as it is so here is one from my heart! Michelle Poe I am blessed & grateful to have you in my life. I love u so much & look forward to spending the rest of my life w/you. U are an amazing friend, person, Lover!! Cody is blessed as well to have u as a mother. Words cannot express how much I Love You!!! I know this card isn’t what u expected, However this is from my heart & I felt this means more than anything on your 40th. lol I Love U Babe!!! From: ME “

Shayne was blessed with one child: son, Cody Baker. Shayne was a natural and creative parent who was willing to provide his family with a variety of new, exciting and interesting experiences. For Shayne, parenting was the most wonderful, loving and satisfying part of his life. Every activity, from chores to bedtime routines, became a game in the Baker home. Shayne was a kid at heart, therefore he had a natural understanding of his child's feelings. His sensitivity to his son’s needs, and his gift for innovative persuasion enabled him to find refreshing solutions to any problem or situation that might emerge.

Shayne was uplifted by new ideas and was excited by life’s possibilities. These traits made him an exceptional worker. His primary occupation was as a Sales Representative for Merchant Services. Shayne was enterprising, inventive and working against deadlines seemed to energize him. Shayne had the uncanny ability to identify a win/win solution to just about any problem, possibly because of his gift for insight. Shayne's fellow workers saw him as a supporter and a mentor.

Shayne was a member of the United States Air Force. He was stationed at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada for a period of time.

Because Shayne loved to have a broad variety of activities in his life, he took advantage of the opportunity to pursue numerous hobbies. His favorite pursuits were coaching his son's baseball team, barbecuing, entertaining family and friends, camping, travel, and taking pride working around his home. Shayne had a knack for being able to multi-task in order to create time for all of his favorite pastimes. However, Shayne's ever-present concern for others always took precedent.

Shayne was an avid sports fan. He enjoyed his exercise equipment, a soak in the Jacuzzi, gardening, rough housing with the boxers, and he loved a good round of golf. In high school, Shayne played football. Shayne was obsessed with watching his favorite teams and Michelle and he always had their friends and family over to the house to obsess with them . Tops on his list were basketball (Go Lakers!) and football (Go Broncos!).

Shayne was always compassionate, accommodating and quick to move into action. He was the person smack dab in the middle of things, working to get things done. Those who had the opportunity to work with Shayne always agreed that when you were involved with him, it was more entertaining than you could imagine. Shayne was an active member of National Youth Sports.

Shayne was a man who was dedicated and devoted to his faith. He was raised, baptized and confirmed as a member of the Marion Lutheran Church in Iowa, and later became a member of the Canyon Ridge Church in Las Vegas. He was sympathetic and able to empathize with others and he used these qualities to the fullest throughout his life.

Shayne's ingenuity, resourcefulness, and drive, earned him accolades for his many lifelong efforts. Some of his most prestigious awards included the award for Excellence in Sales from Pivotal Payments.

Shayne loved to travel especially to visit family and friends with Michelle and Cody. Some of his favorite vacations included Denver, Iowa and yearly “football” trips, with his family, to see their favorite teams play (Broncos, Packers and Niners).

Shayne was a lover of animals and cherished his pets. Shayne's favorite pets included his three spoiled boxers, Sadie, Miracle, and King. His family was rounded out by John the turtle, Spike the hamster, and Kana Kisses, may she rest in peace.

Shayne Baker passed away on July 3, 2014 at Callville Bay, Lake Mead, Nevada. Shayne passed away after the results of a boating accident. He is survived by his fiancée, Michelle Poe (S. O.); son, Cody Baker; parents, Steve and Terri Baker; brothers, Shawn and Jr.; sister, Carie; and Papa Martin. Services were held at Palm Mortuary in Las Vegas, Nevada and West Clermont Church in Clermont, Iowa. In leiu of flowers, the family requests donations directly to Michelle Poe. If writing a check, please note "for Cody Baker's account" or for "funeral expenses" in the memo line.

Shayne was a dynamic, self-expressive person who was forever looking to celebrate the endless possibilities life had to offer. He had a knack for being clever, creative and witty, and for others, was a joy to be around. While he was often fiercely independent, it seemed as if many others looked to Shayne Baker for inspiration, leadership, wisdom and even courage. Shayne was always more than willing to share life’s experiences with his loved ones.