Barbara Ann Baker
July 3, 1945 – July 30, 2020
Barbara was born to Donald and Evelyn Beck on July 3, 1945 in Fairview, Utah.
She was the oldest of 3 children. On June 23, 1967, she married the love of her life David Cook in the Salt Lake Temple. They married not just for time, but for eternity. They had 2 daughters that completed their dreams of family.
Barbara was a wonderful wife and mother. She gave her heart to her husband and daughters. She taught them how to be strong when life got hard; how to endure when you wanted to give up. After the passing of her love David, Barbara took a chance on love with Earl Stratton; and although their love was tested by cancer, she stood by his side until it was his time to graduate into the next life. Meeting and loving Earl led Barbara to Larry Baker. Larry would be her love for the remainder of her life. Larry and Barbara were married after a short but sweet and romantic courtship in the Jordan River Temple. They were married for time on March 28, 1998. Marrying Larry completed her dreams of a bigger family; Larry came with 2 sons Rick and David. Larry and Barbara loved deeply and taught strong values of faith and family. Larry graduated into the next life ahead of her leaving Barbara with sons and a wonderful family.
Barbara loved to dance, spend time with her friends at the senior center, and at church. She had unwavering faith and a testimony that always held strong. She made us laugh and held us when we cried; we will miss her always.
Her family would like to offer their gratitude to Andrew Shupe for his excellent care he has provided to Barbara these last few years; we are truly grateful.
Barbara is survived by her children Mahala (Lyle) Peck, Marcia Cook, David (Leilani) Baker, Richard Baker; her brother Grant (Debbie) Beck, sister Anita (Jim) Nicolet, and 9 grandchildren. She is proceeded in death by her husband’s David Cook, Earl Stratton, and Lawrence Baker, her parents Donald and Eveyln Beck. We believe there is a beautiful reunion of family and love on the other side for our mother.
A viewing will be held the evening of Tuesday, August 4, 2020 from 6-8 pm for close family and friends at the Valley View Funeral Home 4335 West 4100 South in West Valley City, Utah.
Graveside service will be held on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 11:00 am for close family at Valley View Memorial Park 4400 West 4100 South in West Valley City with a viewing one hour prior to the graveside service.
Due to the COVID outbreak, masks will be required at the viewing. Flowers may be sent to Valley View Funeral Home.
- Lyle Peck
- David Baker
- Bryan Kirby
- Richard Olson
- Andrew Shupe
- Justin Baker
- Kevin Camp
- Jim Nicolet, Honorary Pallbearer
- Cameron Baker, Honorary Pallbearer
- Grant Beck, Honorary Pallbearer
Valley View Memorial Park
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Barbara Ann Baker
August 2, 2020
Barbara will be truly missed. She and I were visiting companions for several years. She loved going visiting and sharing a gospel message. She loved to dance, go to dinners, and social activities. She so missed not being able to get out and see all her friends. I consider Barbara my friend and know she is happy to be with her loved ones again. Sheila
August 1, 2020
I will always remember Barbara as a dedicated mother and wife and her dedication extended to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I know that she loved our David and he was happy because of that love. We are grateful to be part of her family.