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Leila H. Baker

1930 ~ 2022 (age 91)


Leila Helen Baker, 91, of Klamath Falls, Oregon returned to her Heavenly Home on January 4, 2022. She was born on August 16, 1930 in Grand Junction, Colorado to Dale and Eleanor Harvey, the first of five children. In 1939, her family relocated to Klamath Falls where she later met Carl E. Baker. They were married on January 29, 1948, and together they had nine children.

Leila joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and was an active and devoted member, who held many callings throughout her life. Leila and her family were sealed for time and all eternity in the Idaho Falls Temple.

She was a very talented and ambitious homemaker, who loved crafting, sewing, knitting, quilting, cooking, canning, and was involved with 4-H.

She delivered newspapers for The Oregonian, and The Journal with help of her five sons. She loved family history and kept in touch with her countless friends. Her dream was to be a race car driver.

Leila is survived by her sister, Liz Hereld; and children (and their spouses): David, Suzie Badker, Jim (Elaine), Michael, Dale, William (Nancy), Joann (Greg) Hobbs, Nancy, and Beth Blansett, twenty-three grandchildren, numerous great and great-great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

Leila is preceded in death by her husband, Carl; father; mother; sister, Dorothy; brother, Norman; sister, Rosemary; and son-in-law, Gene Badker.

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