Barbara May Griffith Baker Ellsworth
1934 ~ 2013

Barbara passed away peacefully in the early dawn hours of December 18th, 2013 with a reunion with her predeceased family and friends.

Barbara was born on October 3, 1934 at home in modest Burbank, California. She was one of six children being second to the oldest. Growing up, Barbara was instrumental in raising her 5 younger siblings while her mother was in the hospital for a very long time. She was able to get a scholarship to Knapp College of Nursing in Santa Barbara, California receiving her RN degree. During her college years she met her husband, Jack Donal Baker through her ‘Big Sister’ Dawnie Baker.

During her adult years she accomplished many things. Along with her RN degree, she became a licensed scuba diver, a soloed student pilot, flying the family airplane, enjoyed outdoor sports like hunting, fishing, hiking, and camping. Barbara was also very religious growing up Methodist, then later becoming a member of the LDS Church. Barbara served two local missions with her second husband Elmer A. "Bud" Ellsworth (Deceased). She also was involved in community programs like Campfire Girls and Boy Scouts. Mom loved doing any kind of charitable service to anyone in need at any time.

Barbara is survived by 3 children born to her and Jack Donal Baker, Terry Anne Baker (Jim) Huffstatler, Karl Vernon (Cindy) Baker, Keith Alan (Sheridan) Baker, 9 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and 1 great great-grandchild. She is also survived by 7 step-children, Kenneth L. Ellsworth, Daniel L. Ellsworth (deceased), Tami L. Ellsworth Jasper, Mark L. Ellsworth, Timothy L. Ellsworth, Andrew L. Ellsworth, Michelle L. Ellsworth, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 10:00 am at the American Fork 30th LDS Ward Chapel, 261 North 900 East, American Fork, Utah. Family and friends are invited to a viewing Friday, December 20, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Warenski Funeral Home, 1776 North 900 East, American Fork, Utah, and from 8:30 to 9:30 am Saturday at the church prior to services. Interment will follow at the Provo City Cemetery.

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