BAKER, Carolyn J.
Family and friends will gather to celebrate the life of Carolyn Baker on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at 1pm in the NORTH SACRAMENTO FUNERAL HOME, 725 El Camino Ave., Sacramento with burial following in the East Lawn Sierra Hills Memorial Park, Sacramento, CA. Our beloved Carolyn went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012.
Carolyn was born Aug. 21, 1928, to the late Frank and Edna (Smith) Caffey in Lynn County, TX. She graduated from Lubbock High School and worked in the insurance business as an administrative assistant for many years. On June 21, 1975, Carolyn married the love of her life, Fred Baker, in Santa Rosa, CA. Carolyn partnered with Fred and shared in his ministry as pastor to several United Methodist Churches, serving as his secretary for 21 years while living in California. In 2001, following retirement, they moved to Lubbock, TX and again Carolyn partnered with Fred as they ministered to young couples through their ministry, 'The Wedding Pastor.' When they took time for themselves, they loved to travel in their motorhome visiting family and friends. Carolyn loved all kinds of music and enjoyed attending all of the different types of musical performances by Texas Tech.
Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Travis Caffey and Dorsey Caffey and a brother-in-law, Jack Diamond.
Those left to cherish Carolyn's memories are her husband of 38 years, Fred; a son, Mark Stephen Clark of Petaluma, CA; a daughter, Deborah Clark and friend Laurie Eccel of Folsom, CA; two step-daughters, Kate Baker of Sacramento, CA and Charlotte Pankowski and husband Carl of Las Vegas, Nevada; a step-son, Robert Baker and wife Shelly of Reno, Nevada; two grandchildren; six step grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; five step great-grandchildren; a sister, Tera Mae Diamond of Lubbock, TX, and a brother, Irby Caffey of Mineola, TX.
Memorials are suggested to a
in honor of Carolyn. To send your condolences to Fred and view the online obituary go to www.northsacfuneral.com.
Published in The Sacramento Bee on November 2, 2012