Susan Colleen Baldwin(1953 - 2013)

Susan Colleen Baldwin 1953 - 2013 Susan, 59, went to be with the Lord on January 9, 2013 after a courageous 18-year battle with breast cancer. A tribute to her life will be held on Friday, January 18 at 10:00 a.m., at Hillcrest Memorial Park and Mortuary Chapel, 9101 Kern Canyon Road. A reception will follow at The Bridge Bible Church, 12225 Stockdale Hwy., Bakersfield, California 93314, at 1:00 p.m. Susan was born on March 25, 1953 to James and Clara Maroney in Bakersfield, California. She attended school in Bakersfield, graduating from South High School in 1971. Susan accepted the Lord as a teenager and served Him throughout her life. She dedicated her life to raising her children and went on to enjoy nurturing her grandchildren. In 1996 she began her 17-year career as an Advertising Account Executive at The Bakersfield Californian, where she endeared herself to her coworkers and clients with her contagious laughter and sweet spirit. Susan's compassion and attention to detail drew her to minister in the children's schools and activities, various church ministries and in the workplace. Susan is survived by son, Jerod Moore and wife, Darla; daughter, Emily Payne and husband, Alif; daughter, Megan Mills and husband, Jason; grandchildren, Ava Moore (6), Malachi Payne (14), Graham Payne (13), Caris Payne (9), Canaan Payne (5), Christian Mills (6), Kate Mills (3), Carter Mills (infant); sister, Patricia Roberts; uncle, William Masters and wife, Jean; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. Susan was preceded in death by her grandmother, Elsie Masters; father, James Maroney; mother, Clara Maroney; brother-in-law, Jerry Roberts; and nephew, Brennan Roberts. In lieu of flowers, please send donations, in memory of Susan, to Links For Life, 1706 Chester Avenue #200, Bakersfield, CA 93301. Susan leaves a legacy of love for Jesus, her family and many friends. Matthew 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. We love you, Mom

Published in Bakersfield Californian from Jan. 16 to Jan. 18, 2013