April 14, 1934 – April 24, 2021
With deep sadness, the family of Audrey Gann announces she passed away on April 24, 2021.
Born in Anaconda, Montana, on April 14, 1934, she was the daughter of Fay and Elsie Beckman and was the youngest of their seven children. She married Arnold Ray Gann in Missoula, Montana, on September 20,1952 and together they raised four children in Anaconda, Montana and Salt Lake City, Utah.
On October 12, 2012, she married her friend and companion, Dr. Maurice Baker.
Her professional career began in 1951 at the Daly Bank in Anaconda, Montana. In 1964, she started a long career with Taylorsville Medical Center. She became the Office Manager there and worked for over 40 years managing the business end of the medical practice and, ultimately, an ownership transition to Intermountain Health Care.
A lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church, she served her congregations in a myriad of roles most notably with Mount Olympus Presbyterian Church. She found a true calling as a Stephen Minister and for 15 years offered compassion and support to those most in need. In 1995, she became a Stephen Leader and trained 50 Stephen Ministers to expand the mission.
Her most notable roles, however, were as an extraordinary wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was an amazing cook, superb party planner and the person you went to when you needed to talk. Her wisdom, kindness and capacity to love were legendary. She was the light in the room, the fun in the moment and our heart.
Her survivors include her treasured husband, Maurice Baker, and his family. She is also survived by daughters Barbara Gann (R. Felton) and Carol (Kay) Smith (Dave) and her son, William (Bill) Gann (Beth). She cherished her precious grandchildren and great grandchildren. They brought each other incredible joy. Seeing them together was to witness pure love. She was predeceased by her first husband, Ray Gann, son, Scott Gann, and son-in-in law, Bennie Williams.
She also leaves a very special group of dear nieces, nephews, their children and grandchildren. She loved these “kids” and relished sharing life with them. Circles of friends, associates and colleagues are also already deeply missing her.
A private memorial service will be held when gatherings are safer. Please monitor: valleyviewfuneral.com for the date and livestream information.
“If love could’ve kept you here, you would’ve lived forever.”
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
May 9, 2021
I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of you most precious mother, Audrey. I remember so well what a kind and loving mom she was to you. I hope to see you at a special remembrance gathering for Audrey in the near future. I know she will be greatly missed by you and several members of your family.
God Bless You,
May 6, 2021
Not only was Audrey my aunt, we shared the same birthdate. As a youngster, I remember opening birthday presents, and my mother would always reserve one to be opened last. It was a shoebox full of home baked peanut butter cookies from Audrey. Those are the gifts that I remember.