Susan Rachel Baas
1946 - 2021
Susan Rachel Baas passed away on August 7, 2021, in Soldtona, Alaska, at the age of 75. Sue was born on February 1, 1946, in Denver, Colorado, to Roy and Rachel Butler.
As a child, Sue enjoyed drawing and chasing her brothers around. When she was nineteen years old, Sue met a tall, handsome guy at the church's youth group. They fell in love and on December 3, 1966, Bob and Sue tied the knot at the Trinity Bible Church in Hollydale, California amongst family and friends. For the first few years of marriage, they lived in Buena Park, CA in a tiny apartment that only newlyweds could love until the pull for a quiet place to raise a family took over. In 1969, the couple moved to Bishop, California.
In Bishop, Bob and Sue raised three boys: Mike, Dan, and Mark. Among many things, they taught them to love and respect the outdoors. Through the years, the family enjoyed countless camping trips, Jeep rides, vacations to the San Juans and many, many fishing trips.
We know her as Sue, but there are a host of children and families that know her as "Teacher Sue." She spent many years instructing and caring for young kids in both Mammoth and at Rainbow Connection Preschool in Bishop. Throughout her life, Sue enjoyed painting and sewing. Sue's love for spreading the Word of God was evident throughout her life. At church, she would often be found helping in the children's department, singing on the worship team, decorating the sanctuary, or serving on the board of Elders or for the Missions Council. For many years, Sue was a counselor during the summer at Camp Joy. One summer, Bob and Sue drove to North Carolina to serve at Wycliffe Bible Translators. And for the past 13 years, Bob and Sue have been a part of Gideons International and were known for passing out Bibles at parades and events. Sue loved God and wanted to make sure anyone and everyone had heard the Good News of Jesus.
We are so thankful to the Lord for the life of Sue - our wife, mom, grandma, aunt, cousin, and friend. Our hearts ache at the thought of each day without her but we rest confidently in the promises of God and know that one day very soon we will get to see her again.
Sue is survived by her husband Robert Baas; son, Mike Baas; son, Dan Baas; and son and daughter-in-law Mark and Julie Baas, along with their three kids, Caleb, Isaac, and Katelyn; as well as many nieces and nephews. All of these she loved dearly. Sue was interred at the Soldotna Community Memorial Park in Alaska. A celebration of life service is being held at Calvary Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 2nd.
Published by Inyo Register on Sep. 28, 2021.
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