Kelly Jon Baker, age 59, passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 in St. Luke’s Meridian. He was born in Cascade, ID to Ronald Baker and Marilyn (Porter) Ward and was the third youngest of four children. Kelly had a love for sports at a young age. Playing baseball, football, rugby, ultimate frisbee, golf, and darts on leagues throughout his life. He had received a full ride football scholarship out of high school, and later took great pride in coaching optimist football for several years. He grew up with a passion for motorcycles, whether it was helping build them from the ground up or riding through the Rocky Mountains. You could always find him in his garage revving an engine and tinkering around on his next venture. Kelly also had a zest for cooking, and always wanted to make sure everyone’s stomachs were full especially when it came to dessert. He enjoyed family get togethers where he could show his love through his food. His best attribute was his ability to make everyone laugh. He was a beacon of light with the jokes he told and his “Kellyisms”. He will continue to bring smiles to all of our faces through the laughter we shared.
Kelly is survived by his two daughters Brandie (Andrew) Myers and Monica (David) Myers, his grandchildren Kaydance, Jemma and Karder, his brothers Richard Baker and Gordon (JoAnne Anderson) Baker, his sister Rhonda Jarrett, her children Amanda Jarrett and Thomas (Madison Bolen) Jarrett with their daughter Marilyn, and his sister Melissa (Rick) Mullins. Kelly will also be remembered by his aunts and uncles Ardith (Jerry) McDermott and Karen (Bill) Young, cousin Susan (Mark) Harrington with their children Geoffrey (Noemy) Conner, Ashlee (Scott) King and Morgan (Michael) Frias, cousin Lyssa (Michael) Campbell with their children Kathryn (Aaron) Hyams and Meredith, cousin Ellen (Chris) LoRusso with their children Mackenzie and Emily, cousin Heather (Mike) Memmelaar and their children Madelyn and Gaard, cousin Brad (Meg) Young with their children Conor and Riley, and Wanda Allington and her children Greg and Gary.
Kelly is preceded in death by his Mother Marilyn Ward and her parents Irene and Thomas Porter. Also preceded by his Father Ron Baker and his parents Marvin and Margarite Baker. Also preceded by his great uncle Orville Allington.
Celebration of life services will be held on the day of his birth May 8th, 2019. The location is to be determined.
To send flowers or donations, please contact either Brandie Myers at 208-447-9457 or Monica Baker Myers at 208-890-8575.
Kelly was a beautiful soul that will be greatly missed.
SUNRISE TO SUNSET
IT'S TRUE LIFE'S MOST DELICATE COLORS
HAVE A GIFT FOR AN EVENINGS GLOW
STAND AT THE CHANCE TO SEE HER
THE SPIRIT OF HER ESSENCE GROWS
CONFINED TO ONE BRIEF MOMENT
TIME STANDS STILL IN A DREAM
IF ONLY WE COULD HOLD HER
WE WOULD KNOW THEN WHAT SHE MEANS
MARVEL AT HER BEAUTY
WHEN SHE LAYS DOWN FAST TO SLEEP
TOMORROW SHE WILL WAKEN
THAT'S ALL WE HOPE TO KEEP