Joyce Ann Baker

November 8, 1940February 8, 2021

Joyce Ann Baker, age 80, of Yucaipa, California passed away on Monday, February 8, 2021. Joyce was born November 8, 1940 in Van Buren, Arkansas to Margurite Brunk Wood and Worth Wood.

Joyce is survived by daughter Laura Jimenez (Phil); and son John Baker, Jr.(Rochelle); grandchildren Larissa and Frank Barrickman, grandchildren Aaron and Melissa Jimenez, grandchildren PJ and Becky Jimenez, granddaughter Brandi Baker and granddaughter Danielle Baker.

Joyce is also survived by five great grandchildren, whom she adored.

She loved God and served Him throughout her life and was active in Yucaipa for 60 years mostly with children; Pioneer Girls, a Sunday school teacher, AWANA, Youth sponsor, and JAAF.

Joyce was also a Charter member of Valley Baptist Fellowship for over 37 years.

She also taught 6th grade for over 25 years.

Joyce was preceded in death by her husband John F. Baker, with whom she was married to for 55 years; mother Margurite Brunk Wood and father Worth Wood.

A celebration of life for Joyce will be held Friday, March 5, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Valley Baptist Fellowship, 12323 5th Street, Yucaipa, California 92399.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Baker family.


  • John F. Baker, Husband (deceased)
  • Margurite Brunk Wood, Mother (deceased)
  • Worth Wood, Father (deceased)
  • Laura Jimenez, Daughter
  • John Baker, Jr., Son
  • Larissa and Frank Barrickman, Grandchildren
  • Aaron and Melissa Jimenez, Grandchildren
  • PJ and Becky Jimenez, Grandchildren
  • Brandi Baker, Granddaughter
  • Danielle Baker, Granddaughter
  • Joyce is also survived by five great grandchildren, whom she adored.


  • Celebration of Life

    Friday, March 5, 2021


Joyce Ann Baker

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Paul Garrett

March 2, 2021

Mrs. Baker was an absolute God-send in my life. I was probably her most difficult student ever, but she continually loved me with the love of Christ. She made such a HUGE Christ-like imprint in my life, I will never forget it. Best memory: She made me sit and watch b-ball practice/game while studying for a test because my grades were atrocious. I will NEVER forget how she helped me learn the 5 Great Lakes. HOMES: Lake Heron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, Superior. May you RIP Mrs. Baker. Much Love!! I will be there to celebrate your life.