Dorothy Mary Baggett
March 1, 1915 – April 11, 2010
Dorothy Mary Anderson Baggett, 95, of Buhl passed away Sunday, April 11, 2010 at home. She was the daughter of Edwin and Laura Anderson. She attended schools in View and Burley. After high school she went to the Utah Beauty College in Salt Lake City, Utah.
She enjoyed her career as a beautician before marrying Oleen Baggett, August 29, 1934 in Burley. They were later sealed in the Idaho Falls Temple. They moved to California during the depression years and Oleen worked in the orange groves. They returned to Burley where they farmed five years. Then they moved to Buhl and bought Oleen's father's farm in the Northview area where they farmed for 60 years. A new venture was the creation of the Riverview Orchard.
She was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving in many callings such as MIA, Road show dramas, Relief Society president, and as a visiting teacher. When Oleen joined the Magichords, she enjoyed helping backstage by helping with the makeup, hair and costumes. They were members of the Northview Grange and she was a lifelong member of the Northview Ladies Club. She served as a volunteer Pink lady for Magic Valley Memorial Hospital. Dorothy and Oleen loved getting together with their special friends, having good food, singing, playing musical instruments in their home. They spent several winters in Arizona and also enjoyed traveling with the Good Sam's Club. Dorothy loved to entertain and share her home and was never happier than when all of her family was around her with not one left out. She was always the life of the party. The special holidays and birthdays spent with Mother, Grandmother and Great-grandmother will never be forgotten, especially Christmas Eve.
Dorothy spent a couple of years living at Alterra in Twin Falls and then she moved back home to Buhl to her own home and was cared for by her daughters Viola and Judy until her passing.
She was preceded in death by her parents, seven brothers, Beldon, Dewayne, Ray, George, Edwin, Harold and Kenneth; two sisters, Lois and Elma; one son, Gene; one grand-daughter April; and one son-in-law, Vern. She is survived by two sons, Gary (Judy) and Larry (Dee), two daughters, Viola Chidester, Buhl, Judy (Ray) Wight of Twin Falls and one daughter-in-law, Lorraine Baggett of Buhl, 18 grand-children, 46 great¬ grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
What a great Mother you have been to all of us. We will never forget how fun you were and how loved we all felt in your presence. We will love you forever.
A viewing for family and friends will be held on Friday, April 16, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at White Mortuary “Chapel by the Park” and from 10:00 a.m. until 10:45 in the Relief Society Room at the Church prior to services on Saturday. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 17, 2010 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Buhl 1st Ward. Burial will follow in the West End Cemetery Buhl.
- Funeral Service Saturday, April 17, 2010
Dorothy Mary Baggett
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Wayne & Colleen Anderson
April 18, 2010
Aunt Dorothy touched our hearts and lives with love and caring. We will have those memories or her forever.
April 17, 2010
Words fail me at a time like this. Our hearts and prayers go out to all of you. I deeply regret that I am unable to be with you at this time.
White Mortuary and Crematory "Chapel by the Park"
April 13, 2010
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.