I am so sad in finding about the passing of Kathleen. I taught with her at Arabi Park Middle School years ago and we co-sponsored the dance team there. God bless you and your family during this difficult time. Kathleen was a great person and full of life and laughter. She will be greatly missed.
Dear Baker family and friends,
Many of Ms. Baker's former student have been discussing how much of an impact she had on us. Since it was too late for us to tell her directly, I came up with an idea. We've named it the Kathleen Baker Project. With some help from my parents (both retired teachers) and the Retired Teachers Association, we've set up an email address - firstname.lastname@example.org to allow student the opportunity to contact their former teachers and let them know how much they've changed our lives. From now until 2/4 emails will be collected by a member of the St. Bernard Parish RTA and sent directly to the teacher the message is for.
She continues to inspire us!
I had Ms. Baker at Arabi Park Middle School. She was one of my favorite teachers. I remember her classroom always having so much energy and excitement. She made learning fun, and she truly cared about all of her students. My thoughts and prayers go out to her friends and family. Thank you Ms. Baker for everything you gave to all of your students.
What a great friend for 5? Years. Always a place in my heart.
I was so sadden by the news of Kathleen passing. Donna and I will put you and yours in our prayers. I will always have fond memories of our time at PHS and Northeast.
I was so very sorry to hear of Kathleen 's passing. I did not know until Saturday night. I will always remember the good times we had in foreign countries. The one trip I remember the most was in England, where Kathleen and I roomed together. Kathleen laughed the whole two weeks of the trip because I had brought so much luggage!! I will never forget her smiling face and sweet personality.
I remember that too. We had so much fun in D.C. Ms. Baker was a great teacher and advisor. She was always able to put a smile on your face. So sad to hear about her passing. May she R.I.P.
She was my favorite teacher .I went on my 8th grade field trip with her to Washington DC .She made reading fun .she was one of a kind .That special teacher that made a difference in someones life.I loved her so much.
Ms. Kathleen Baker truly is an extraordinary woman and teacher. I am truly blessed to have known her and had the true fortune of being a student in her class. She wrote high school and college letters of recommendation for me and wrote me very inspirational and congratulatory letters when I graduated from LSU. December 31st might have been a little darker here on earth, but heaven certainly became brighter with her beautiful and smiling when she arrived! Prayers for her family here on earth!
I remember going on our 8th grade field trip to Washington D.C. with Ms. Baker and Mrs. Rando. Such an amazing woman and teacher. She will be greatly missed.
Wow,,, how I miss her , she was by far my favorite and most memorable teacher I had all through school .. And one of the nicest people I've ever known!!! Going to miss her a bunch...
You were the best teacher! Arabi park middle was the best school years I've ever had.
I had the pleasure of having Ms. Baker as a teacher at both Carolyn Park and Arabi Park. She was one of my favorite teachers at both schools and I'm sure she'll be greatly missed by everyone that got to know her over the years.
Ms Baker will be missed so much. There hasn't been many years in my life that I haven't thought of her and the stories of her travels around the world. I had her as my teacher first in Carolyn Park and then again in middle school. She was always there to encourage us to shoot for the stars.
Ms Baker was a light that you knew would be shining brightly every day when you arrived at school, She inspired me greatly and I have always reflected back to her fondly, she and Ms Richard were always there with advise whenever it was needed. I fondly remember her silver leaf necklace she wore and the beautiful lady she was . Prayers for her family. Ms Bakers memory will carry on fondly through the students who loved her.
She was a wonderful teacher and will be greatly missed. I will always have memories from Arabi Park Middle
I AM SADDENED TO LEARN ABOUT KATHLEEN 'S PASSING.. SHE WAS A WONDERFUL AND GIFTED TEACHER. WORKING WITH HER AT ARABI PARK MIDDLE WAS SUCH A PLEASURE. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS WITH THE BAKER FAMILY.
JUDY MISTRETTA MIGLIORE
( FORMERLY FROM CHALMETTE NOW IN SLIDELL AK]LSO FORMERLY JUDY LOVELL ).
Ms. Baker was the first teacher that truly influenced my life. I've taken her advice with me since middle school. She was caring, thougtful and kind. She will be missed. Thoughts and prayers go out to her family. God bless
Carlene, Tom and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Kathleen was a wonderful and caring teacher who brought much joy to her students. While I know her loss is difficult to endure, I pray that she has found peace and comfort with the Lord.
We at Kehoe-France are all blessed for having been able to know and work with Kathleen for so many years.
The France Family
One of my favorite teachers from Arabi Park Middle. An amazing woman, always willing to go the extra mile. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. RIP
She was one of my favorite teachers at Arabi Park Middle and one of the first people who listened to some really difficult stuff in my journal at a challenging time for me. I had such hard times then and without her it may not have been possible to accept other support and change the road I was going down. I still use journalling to process my feelings today. Thanks Miss Baker. Such sad news. She was a light!
Ms. Baker was such an amazing teacher a sad loss to the education world. I have not seen Ms. Baker sense Arabi park middle I still remember how wonderful of an teacher she was. She was one of my favorite teachers she always had a smile on her face and such a sweet woman I'm honored to say I knew of her and had the honor of being her student . Rest in peace Mrs Baker.
Both my boys had Ms. Baker as a teacher at APM. We are so saddened to hear of her passing. She was a great teacher and a wonderful lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with her beloved family.
Miss Baker was one of my all time favorite teachers. She was always so sweet, patient and just easy to be around. I'm so sorry to hear of her passing.
Rest in peace dear sweet beautiful lady. You were a wonderful teacher! Always so sweet, smiling , full of joy& oh so stylish! My prayers are with the family.
Ms. Baker was a wonderful person and a amazing teacher she went way past the call of duty to help her students..She taught me at Arabi Park.Its not very ofter that a teacher leaves a lasting impression on a person like she did for me.Prayers for her family and friends
Ms. Baker was my reading teacher at APMS back in the 80s. She was an amazing teacher & person. Her style & love of what she did made her a teacher that no student could ever forget. My prayers go out to her family in this time. Much love!
May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.
To Kathleen's family,
Though it's been a few days since Kathleen's passing, it's still so hard to believe. I am truly grateful for having known her, worked with her, and shared some fun times with her and Irene. She will be missed so much, but wonderful memories will remain with all who loved her dearly.
Irene and Carlene,
I was so saddened to hear about Kathleen. May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. I wish I could be there with you but am unable to make it since I live so far away now.
I was so sorry to hear about Kathleen's death. I have many fond memories of all three of the "Baker Girls". I am praying for all of you.
She was a teacher that a student never forgets. She was one of the best at Arabi Park Middle.
So sorry to hear of Ms. Baker's passing. She was a wonderful teacher and I had the pleasure to be a student of hers at both
Carolyn Park Elementary and Arabi Park Middle. She was a true inspiration and will be greatly missed.
Nicole Richoux Dietrick (Mandeville, La)
So sorry to hear about Ms. Baker's passing. Ms. Baker taught me at Arabi Park Middle. She was always so sweet, fun, and not to mention - stylish. It was an honor to have had her as a teacher.....truly an inspiration.
Dear Carlene, Tom, Irene and Family:
I just found out today about Kathleen and I am so very sorry. I will always cherish those fond memories of knowing the wonderful "Baker Family" and those great sisters (all three).
I've lost contact with all of you since Anthony and I moved back home to escape Katrina but I think of all of you often. In fact Carlene, you have been on my mind a lot lately but I didn't follow up with a phone call. I do apologize.
Our love, prayers and thoughts are with you-all during this time.
Much love --- Anthony & Diane Tamburo
Ms. Baker was one of my favorite teachers at Arabi Park. I also enjoyed being a part of the dance team in which she was in charge of. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families at this most diffcult time. May you find comfort in your many memories that you all have shared. I felt like I knew Kay because Darlene always talked about Aunt Kay and loved her very much and I know she is saddened as well.If there is anything we can do, please call.
Kathy Monaghan and Family
I loved having Kathleen as a friend in grammer & high school in Pineville. We had fun in some of the classes. I'll miss her, as will all her classmates. God bless her & peace be with family. God watch over them in this time of sadness.
May God Bless The Family.
Ms. Baker was an inspiration to me as a child, and that inspiration has never left me. She touched my life and my heart. May God bless all of you.
Irene and Carlene, I am so sorry to learn of Kathleen's passing. May you find comfort and peace through God's love.
I am so sorry for your loss. I'll always remember Kathleen fondly from our times at Arabi Middle School.
So sorry to hear of Ms. Baker's passing. Sending prayers & condolences to family & friends. My Mom (Kathy Gonzales) & I both loved Ms. Baker dearly, she was truly a great person. May she rest in peace & always be in our hearts.
Carlene and Family: I am so shocked and saddened about the news of Kathleen. She was such a kind, talented person to work with at K-F. What a tragedy for all of you. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Ann & Tom Smith
Dear Carlene & Irene, We were saddened to hear of Kathleen's death. Jerry has treasured memories of times spent with the 'Baker Girls'. Please know that you are in our thoughts & in our prayers. We hope you find some comfort in knowing others truly care. Jerry & Judy Meredith
Dear Carlene and Irene, I was shocked and saddened to hear of Kathleen's passing. I have many fond memories of her and our APMS family. I know this will leave a hole in your heart for some time. My prayers are with your and the entire family who loved her so dearly.
Irene and Carleen,
How does one manage to constantly maintain a smile? Kathleen mastered that gift. I, too, am thankful for that last reunion.
Carol Strohschein Noble, Houston
I can hardly believe she is gone. Irene, you know the two of you are the loves in my life. A reminder of true friendship and unfailing love. Know that she will be in my heart forever and we will on day have lunch together again. D
Irene and Carlene, I was so sad to hear about Kathleen's passing. I will always remember her sweet smile and count it a privilege to have her as my friend. Will keep your family in our prayers.
To the Dempsey family, I am so sorry to hear about Aunt K. She was a very sweet lady and I have many memories of her growing up with Meghan. May she rest in peace and you are all in my thoughts.
Words cannot adequately express how saddened I am about my beloved friend. How Kathleen will be missed! However, I will forever keep thousands of memories of meals we had, trips we went on, Mardi Gras times, and years of working together. Kathleen will always have a piece of my heart. To Irene, Carlene, and K's family, my heartfelt condolences to an
angel in heaven. All my love!
Carlene and Irene. I am so sorry to hear this sad news. My thoughts and prayers are with you both and the entire family during this difficult time. May God bless and comfort you.
May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.
Dear Carlene, We are sorry to learn of Kathleen's death. May God give all of the family His peace and comfort. Love, Oliver and Dawn Nichols
Irene and Carlene, We were so sad to hear of Kathleen's death. She was a precious friend to both of us. We have many treasured memories of times spent with her. You will remain in our thoughts and prayers as you grieve the loss of your precious sister.
Jim and Kay Robinson
Fort Worth, Texas
miss Baker was 1 of my favorite teacher I had at Arabi Park. She made social study fun. she was always not so nice to everyone. she's like the room with her smile and a passion. miss Richard I'm going to keep you in my prayers that you can get through this. I know she will always be in your heart.
please help this family get through this pain. let them remember all the good things that she had instilled in them.
in Jesus name Amen.
Such a huge loss to the education world. I haven't laid eyes on Mrs Baker in almost 25 years and I still remember how wonderful of an educator she was. I'm honored to say I knew of her once upon a time. Rest in peace Mrs Baker. My condolences to the family.
Ms Baker was one of my favorite teachers both at Carolyn Park and then later at Arabi Park Middle. I think of her often as I teach each day.
I remember Ms. Baker being one of my favorite teachers at Arabi Park Middle. She always had a smile on her face. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.
I am so, so sorry for your loss. Many, many of my memories include the three of you. You are in my prayers. Love, Rusty Johnson Sharp
Carlene and Irene, I am so saddened to learn of Kathleen's passing. You all were special to me. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. Larry Kees
Irene and Carleen, I am so sad and sorry for your loss. Thankful that I saw Kathleen and Irene at our last reunion . We are our past and I feel fortunate to have known you during our very special years in Pineville. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Lots of fond memories
Julia Briley Coody
Ms. Baker was a great teacher. One of my favorites at Arabi Park Middle School. Always kept the subjects interesting and always helpful. Sorry to hear of her passing.
Irene and Carlene, I am so sad about the death of Kathleen. What wonderful memories I have of our growing up together. Please know you will be in my thoughts and prayers. I have never forgotten out friendship.
Arleen Aucoin Hague
Irene,Carlene and family, I am so sorry to hear about Kathleen. I guess Irene and Kathleen were the first twins I ever knew and was so glad to count them as friends, what seems like forever! I am so glad we all made it to the last reunion. My prayers are with the entire family. Love, Suzie Cantrell Darbonne
I worked with ms. Baker at Arabi park. I was the janitor there.
Ms.Baker was my Social Studies teacher when I attended Arabi Park Middle and I always said she was my favorite teacher. Than years later my cousin married her niece and I was able to enjoy her company at family functions. She is truly a special person and will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family.
I remember Kathleen and her sisters plus her parents quite well, having lived just down the street from them during our high school years. We had some good times together. So sad to hear of her passing.