Bonnie Rae Baker

 

January 4, 2024

Bonnie Rae Baker, a beloved resident of Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, passed away on December 18, 2023, at the age of 91. She was born on April 5, 1932 in Worland, Wyoming to Oliver Henry and Flora Atwood (Baird) Packer.

Bonnie dedicated much of her life to the service of others, working as a nurse's aide in several care centers, including the Amie Holt facility in Buffalo, Wyoming. Her nurturing spirit extended beyond the workplace, as she also enjoyed working at the Cream of Valley Cafe in Worland. Her hands were not only skilled in providing care but also in sewing, baking, gardening, and preserving the fruits of her labor.

As a foster grandparent for over 12 years, Bonnie touched the lives of many with her warmth and kindness. She was the oldest of two siblings and took great pride in her role as a caregiver, showing unwavering love to both the young and the elderly.

Bonnie's passion for children was evident in her excitement as she witnessed her kindergarteners grow and eventually graduate from high school. Her joy knew no bounds on such occasions, a testament to the lasting impact she had on those around her.

Together with her husband Jim, Bonnie found solace and joy in the mountains. They shared a love for camping, with Bonnie taking in the breathtaking scenery while Jim fished in the serene waters. Their 59 years of marriage brought forth six children, creating a legacy of love, unity, and shared adventures.

In her later years at Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Bonnie continued to radiate positivity and forge meaningful connections. She quickly became friends with everyone she encountered, leaving an indelible mark on the staff who cherished her warm spirit. Socializing brought her joy, and she continued to enrich the lives of those around her with her kindness and camaraderie.

Bonnie Rae Baker will be remembered for her boundless love, her nurturing spirit, and the countless lives she touched throughout her remarkable journey.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

She is survived by her children, Regina (Duane) Jameson of Gillette, Wyoming, Cathy Hendrix of Worland, Cherie (Reg) Henderson of Basin, Wyoming, Sue (John) Demaree of Laramie, Wyoming, David (Ivy) Baker of Pima, Arizona and Mary Jo Smith (Bruce Davidson) of Laramie, Wyoming; brother Wes Packer of Akron, Ohio; 15 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren.

Cremation has taken place and services will be held 1:00 PM Saturday, January 27, 2023 at the Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center with Jeremias Arellano officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the New Hope Humane Society. Online condolences may be made at http://www.bryant

funeralhomeonline.com.

 
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