Elizabeth Ann Baldwin
1984 - 2018
BORN
1984
DIED
2018
1984 ~ 2018
During the early morning hours of April 14, 2018, the disease of addiction that had taken Elizabeth (Liz) Baldwin's joy and sparkle also took her life. While Liz was not defined by this cruel disease, it took its terrible toll during the last years of her life. Liz was a much-loved mother, wife, daughter, sister, grandchild, niece, aunt, and friend. Losing her so early has broken our hearts and left a huge hole in our futures. Her family, friends, and loved ones will remember her for the funny, intelligent, beautiful, and strong-willed person that she was.
Liz was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on December 18, 1984. She attended Judge Memorial High School and graduated from Westminster College in 2007 with her degree in Registered Nursing. As a nurse, she saved the lives of many newborns in the neonatal intensive care unit at St. Marks's Hospital where she worked for eight years. Liz is survived by her two sons, Liam and Owen, her husband Trevor, her parents, Brad and Linda Baldwin, her sisters, Jessica (Carter) Veasy, Allison, and Haley, along with extended family and friends.
In addition to loving her two boys, Liz had a passion for all things vintage and collectible. She could often be found at a local estate or yard sale. She was deeply caring and would always remember to write a heartfelt thank you card for the simplest of things. She was a creative and talented artist.
Liz's family will be holding a celebration of her life on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, from 11:30 to 2:00 at the Salt Lake Country Club located at 2400 Country Club Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah. We invite friends and family to bring photographs of Liz to be added to a memorial board that will be put together at the event.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made in Liz's name to the Holladay Preschool where Liam and Owen have been surrounded by love and grace for many years. The Preschool's address is 2631 Murray-Holladay Road, Holladay, Utah, 84117.

Published by Deseret News from Apr. 17 to Apr. 18, 2018.
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Brad and Linda, I just heard about Elizabeth's death last evening. I am so very sorry for your loss, and my thoughts are with you and your family.
Anna Drake
July 13, 2018
i am so very sorry for your loss. i just found out about her passing today. i lost my phone and most of my contacts. I'd been wondering why i hadn't heard from her. never in a million years did i think this was a possibility as to why. even though I hadn't spoken to her in a few months, she was often on my mind, usually with a smile on my face remembering something that she had said. she had such a quick witt about her, which i very much enjoyed. i am writing this with a heavy heart. I am saddened and rocked to the Core. I will miss her so, so very much. And those sweet little boys. i Can only imagine how hard it's been on Trevor and the boys. The entire family. Again. I am so, so sorry for your loss.
TAmmi martinez
June 5, 2018
Brad and Linda -

I ran into Jeri Hunt this morning and she told me about your loss. I am so sorry. She was a beautiful girl and I am sure she will be greatly missed by you and your family.

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Sincerely,

Julie (Steed) Barnett
May 18, 2018
Brad and Linda,

Our heart felt condolences at your time of loss. Our patients feel like family of our own and our heart breaks for your loss of your beautiful Liz. She was joy to have in our office throughout the years. She will be missed.

Sincerely,

Creek Road Dental Care
April 30, 2018
I worked with Liz in the NICU at St. Mark's Hospital for many years. She was a Sweetheart! Her sense of humor was wonderful to have around in a high stress environment like the NICU. She was an excellent nurse and a gentle, caring person. As a respiratory therapist, I had the privilege of attending the delivery of her most recent child. I heard of her passing about a week after it happened and I was deeply saddened by the news. I've been thinking about her every day since and what a loss we all have to deal with. She touched the hearts of many people and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her. God bless you, Liz.
Rick Solace
Coworker
April 25, 2018
Linda and Brad -

Our hearts go out to you, and to your daughter's family. May you and all in your family find comfort and solace in knowing you are in the thoughts and prayers of the many people who know you.

Bryce and Marilyn Pettey
Bryce Pettey
April 23, 2018
Liz was a delightful person and losing her is so painful. She will live on through the beautiful light of her two boys and the wonderful, powerful memories of her friends and family. Love you Liz, knowing you was a privilege.
Loren Luinstra
Family
April 22, 2018
Brad, Linda and Family, We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Mark and Joan Anderson, Pittsburgh, PA
April 22, 2018
Thank you so much for your honesty in the face of the effects of this terrible disease. It will help more than you will ever know.

"We are all in a small boat on a stormy sea, and we owe each other a terrible loyalty."
G K Chesterton
Sherry McMullin
April 21, 2018
Losing a child is awful. We are thinking of you and are so sorry for your loss. Only time will ease your pain. Jeen and I have lost two children and I still do not know any words to help. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Roger Brown
April 21, 2018
I am so sad that I heard about this via social media. I met Liz by her helping me with an adoption that ultimately failed and caused heartache, but she gathered items up immediately to help me out just from a social media post that was jus talking about adoption. I remember her garage being opened when I picked something up and it was full of her vintage, fun items that we both adored. I knew from someone else who had struggled like Liz, and so have I. It can happen so fast and I understood her pain wholeheartedly. She was ready to pick up a rocking chair for a desk for her boys from me, and I was looking forward to knowing her more than just us buying and selling stuff to each other. I'm so sorry for this loss that has broken so many hearts. I know I am a stranger, but my email is attached to drop off meals, babysit, or truly help. I honestly mean it when I offer help and may her sweet soul rest in peace. May you all find comfort with each other and strength by taking care of those handsome boys. Please accept my condolences to you all.
Katie Shiozawa
Acquaintance
April 20, 2018
Sending love and hugs to you during this sad time.
Krystal Ahlstrom
Friend
April 20, 2018
I did not know Liz, but I was touched by your very honest obituary. To the whole family, I'm terribly sorry for your loss. From a fellow Judge graduate.
April 18, 2018
May the God of all comfort continue to comfort and bless you during this time of sorrow and grief.Matthew 5:4
Ron Cowart
April 18, 2018
Thinking of you, praying for you and sending love and hugs your way.

Love - Tai
April 18, 2018
Words cannot describe a loss like this. Liz had a beautiful spirit and will live on through her little boys and everyone who was blessed to know her. I wish we were there to hug you Linda, Brad, Jess, Allison, Haley. Please know youve remained in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers especially through this tragic time.
Sasha Luinstra
Family
April 18, 2018
Linda and Brad- from your friends here, we share your pain. Wishing that loving memories of Liz find their way to soothe your stricken hearts.
Zee Hakimoglu
Coworker
April 18, 2018
I worked with Liz in the NICU at St. Mark's Hospital. My husband who is a nurse also graduated from Westminster with Liz. We are both so sorry for your loss. I was heartbroken when I heard about Liz. I enjoyed working with Liz. She was an excellent nurse and I loved her sense of humor. She was fun to work with. Please accept our condolences for your entire family. She is in my thoughts and prayers. She will be greatly missed.
Wendi Wells
April 18, 2018
Words cannot express the pain of losing someone so dear. May our Heavenly Father and the love & support of family and friends help you through the difficult time. May you find comfort and peace in the memories of your loved one. May the God of comfort and peace sustain you during this difficult time. Isaiah 61:1, 2.
LD
April 18, 2018
Emery Ralston
April 18, 2018
Brad and Linda,
I think back to Lizs high school days, when she was always a welcome and frequent guest in our home. Liz was beautiful, inside and out, and that is how I will always think of her. If we were still living in Salt Lake, we would of course be at the celebration of her life, which is going on right now. Since we arent there with you now, I will turn this time over to pray for strength, guidance, wisdom, and peace for you all in the days ahead. Our deepest condolences.
Michael and Carolyn Ashburn
Acquaintance
April 18, 2018
I dont know Liz, but do know first hand of addiction after losing two sons to this horrible disease. Please be patient to the ones who loved her most. Youll never get over this, but with Gods grace, you will get through it. Wishing you all the love in the world!
April 18, 2018
"Sorry for the loss of your loved one. May the God of all comfort, comfort the family at this most difficult time."
April 18, 2018
I worked with Liz at St. Marks hospital for 8 years. Liz was a smart, loving, compassionate nurse. I enjoyed getting to know her during the shifts that we worked together. It is a tragedy that her life ended too soon. Please accept my condolences and prayers for Liz's husband and little boys.
Brianna Wells
April 17, 2018
Linda and Brad: We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time
Emma Chacon
April 17, 2018
I am sorry for the loss of your love one. Drawing close to God at this most difficult time in your lives will help you cope with your grief
April 17, 2018
"We don't accomplish anything in this life alone, and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of ones life and all the weavings of individual threads from one to another that creates something."
This is what Liz has left, the many of us that were touched by her sweet spirit and her laughter, like wind chimes. There are so many treasured memories of Liz from the first time I met her when she became friends with Brieanne, through high school graduation, our crazy misadventures to Germany, beautiful wedding to Trevor, the baby shower for Liam, and all the other events sprinkled in between!
I grieve with you and your family at this senseless tragic event. There are simply no words.
Those 2 sweet little boys are proof that Liz was here, and through them, she will live!
May Gods love give you the comfort and strength you need during this time of loss.
I too, am heartbroken.
April 17, 2018
Brad and Linda; Carolyn and I are so sorry for your loss. Please know that we love you folks and pray for your family.
Scott and Carolyn Allen
April 17, 2018
Brad and Linda; We are very sorry to read of your loss of your Liz. Our heart and thoughts go out to you at this time. You will be in our prayers. Kaye and Ron Sperry
Ron and Kaye Sperry
April 17, 2018
Peace and love to your family
Don Rudy
April 17, 2018
Brad and Linda, We are heartbroken to hear of the loss of your dear Liz. Our most sincere thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Liz Whitney and John Larson
April 17, 2018
Linda and Brad: Chris and I are immeasurably saddened by the news of your sweet daughter's passing. May you find strength from her sisters, your grandsons, your families and the many friends who love you dearly.
Fred Fairclough
Friend
April 17, 2018
As the mother of Jacqueline Faust, I met Liz on several occasions and found her to be a very lovely young woman. My deepest sympathies to you,Trevor, and the boys.
Lorraine Driscoll
Acquaintance
April 17, 2018
Please accept our condolences for your great unimaginable loss.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Robin and Eric Johnson
April 17, 2018
Brad & Family:

So sorry to hear about your loss.

Matt Ward
Matt Ward
April 17, 2018
My heart goes out to all of you in this difficult time.

Although I have not seen Liz often in recent years I look back fondly of spending time with her in childhood. My mind goes back to me trying to chop down a tree with a plastic shovel in Grandmas front yard with all my cousins. Liz was making sure it would not fall on anyone. Timber! Alas, the tree did not fall so nothing to worry about. I will cherish these little moments with her.

She will not be forgotten. I love you all.
Keegan Luinstra
Family
April 17, 2018
Dear Jessica and family, I am so sorry for your immeasurable loss. Her sons are fortunate to have such a strong and caring family that will remind them of their mother. May Liz live on in all of you.
Amanda (Behney) Watrous
April 17, 2018
Brad and Linda: I am so sorry to read about Elizabeth's death. Recall her when she was maybe 5 or 6 and so cute and precocious. Having daughters myself, can't imagine what you're going through. Sending my love and condolences.
Mike Katz
mike katz
April 17, 2018
Extending condolences to your family for the loss of your loved one. May the peace of God comfort you during this difficult time.
April 17, 2018
Thoughts and prayers with all the family. Rest In Peace Liz.
Erika Fuller
Friend
April 17, 2018
Brad and Linda, my heart breaks for you. May you find some peace, serenity and happiness in the two grandsons she has left to you. Phil Cowley
Phil Cowley
Family
April 16, 2018
I have so many great memories with Liz from elementary school. Although we lost touch after high school, we still had sporadic contact and she always had a positive word. I will always remember her sweet spirit. Sending much love to her family.
Amanda Galloway
Classmate
April 16, 2018
Sending love and prayers. No one should ever have to suffer the loss of a loved one like this. Find joy in every memory of her, and treasure every moment with the people she left behind. We love you!
GT and Buffy Farley
Family
April 16, 2018
Our family remembers her fondly as she and our oldest daughter were close friends 6th through 8th grade. Our heart felt sympathies go out to Liz's family!!!
Sylvia Jessen
Acquaintance
April 16, 2018
We loved watching sweet Liz running in and out of her home everyday. As the seasons flew by Liz grew more beautiful. Always smiling, always working hard and achieving. Graduation from high school then college and then a career and marriage. Best of all two beautiful little boys who Grams Linda doted on. A precious life we watched from across the street and now our hearts break for this amazing family and for a broken husband, mother, father, and sisters. May all of us who know them, help their wounds to heal. We are praying for you Baldwin's. Yoru neighbors, Alan and Marsha
April 16, 2018
So very sorry Jessica and family. I also lost my brother to this same disease. It took me a long time to understand why it took such a hold of him. I now work for Odyssey House Clinic as their administrator to help give back. Peace to you all.
Robin Hose
April 16, 2018
Robin Hose
April 16, 2018
The last time I was in Salt Lake was the last time I saw Liz and the first time I met Liam. I recall a crystal clear day on the back patio of Brad and Lindas. Liz was holding Liam and attempting to converse with my mother who was distracted and obsessing over Liams good looks. Sasha, my mother and I were all dumbfounded by the uncanny resemblance of his parents. Im sure she had heard it all before. She was nothing short of smiles despite her having a late night tending to her first son prior to catching up with us. We all left knowing that she absolutely radiated love for that child. I am certain this was her truest self- the way I remember her.

Addiction has a way of morphing a persons perceived identity into something unrecognizable. It is a nimble darkness with a short incubation time. You may show how frustrated you are, but the person who would have once considered your frustrations cannot hear you. The ignorance of caring advice begins all too early. This is also why any guilt, regrets or rumination is ultimately unjustified- you are attempting to combat an illness with words. There is no illness that one can simply be talked out of. There becomes a point where you have exhausted all of the support you have to give. I learned this lesson when my best friend was a suicidal addict, coming to terms with the fact that the guilt I faced had no logical cause.

I hope that all of you can find peace and much deserved self acceptance along with the subsidence of grief. I pray that it comes as soon as possible. I love all of you despite the time and distance. May Liz be forever free.
Chase Luinstra
Family
April 16, 2018
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