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Gainesville - Alyson Baer Mogan, age 53, died suddenly and peacefully at her home in Trenton, Florida on Wednesday, March 12, 2014. After more than five years of dialysis, she spent the last 18 months enjoying the freedom to celebrate her life after receiving a kidney transplant from her sister. Alyson was born October 28, 1960 to Allan O. Baer, Jr. and Mary Alice Jennings Baer in Gainesville, Florida. She was a graduate of Gainesville High School. When she was a teenager she began working for HRS which later became DCF. She retired from DCF after she began dialysis.

Alyson loved life. When most people would be focusing on their own health issues, Alyson always was more concerned about her family and friends than she was for herself. She always started a conversation with "how are you?" Even when things were difficult in life, she always had an upbeat attitude which spilled over to those around her. In addition to her family and friends, she especially loved being with her animals. Over the years she adopted numerous dogs that would just show up at her doorstep. In the past several years she shared her life with her cats and donkeys.

Her memory will live on in the hearts of her parents, her beloved husband Donnie R. Mogan of Trenton, her Mother-In-Law Geneva Hurst of Trenton, her sisters Jennifer Baer Horton and Melanie Baer Peters of Gainesville, her nieces Elizabeth D. Horton and Kathryn "Katie" M. Peters of Gainesville, her nephew James L. Earnhart, II (Alexis) of Gainesville, her great-niece Mary J. Earnhart and her great-nephew Morgan L. Earnhart of Gainesville, one aunt and four cousins. She was preceded in death by both sets of grandparents, one aunt, and a fifth cousin.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the , 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016 ( or American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852 ( in her memory.

Visitation will be held on Friday, March 28 between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 PM at Milam Funeral Home, 311 S. Main Street, Gainesville, Fla. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, March 29 at 11:00 AM at the High Springs Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of MILAM FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, 311 S. Main St. Gainesville, FL 32601.352-376-5361.

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Published in Gainesville Sun from Mar. 21 to Mar. 22, 2014
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