Obituaries for Oct. 21, 2011

By Baker City Herald October 21, 2011 05:11 pm

Jaxen Henderson
Jaxen Trieste Henderson, 17, of West Jordan, Utah, died Oct. 17, 2011, in an automobile accident.
Her funeral will begin at 11 a.m. MDT on Saturday, Oct. 22 at the LDS West Jordan Cobble Creek 7th ward building, 8176 South 5140 West. There will be a viewing at the church from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. prior to the service.
She will be laid to rest in the Spanish Fork Cemetery following the funeral.
Our sweet girl, Jaxen was born on Feb. 25, 1994, at Payson, Utah.  She lived in Idaho from November 1994 until August 2008 when she moved with her parents back to Utah.
Jaxen was a senior at Copper Hills High School in West Jordan, Utah, and worked at Sub Zero ice cream in Jordan Landing.
She was preceded in death by her great-grandfather, David Cook of Payson; and her uncle, Curtis Henderson of Spanish Fork, Utah.
She is survived by her mother and father, Melody and Derrick Pierce of West Jordan; grandparents, Gary and Fontella Henderson of Meridian, Idaho, Tom and Kathy Pierce of North Powder, and Shayelynn Dickenson of La Grande; great-grandparents, LaFonda Cook of Payson, and Rex and Viona Henderson of Spanish Fork; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins whom she loved.

Evelyn Keith
Evelyn Jean Johnson Keith, 79, of Baker City, died Oct. 18, 2011, after a brief illness.
The family will hold a private memorial. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation to be made in Evelyn’s name to a charity of your choice through Coles Tribute Center 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.
Evelyn was born on Oct. 5, 1932, at Woodland, Wash., to Morris C. and Olga Janke Johnson. She graduated from Baker High School in 1950 and married Frank Silas Keith on Nov. 12, 1950.
Her family will forever cherish her beautiful handmade afghans, which adorn many family and friends’ homes. She will also be remembered for her special talent for playing the piano, entertaining with such songs as “Spaghetti Rag,” “In The Mood,” “You Made Me Love You,” and the theme from “The Sting.” Evelyn always strived to make things nice and comfortable for everyone in her home, and many wonderfully prepared turkey dinner meals with all the fixings were enjoyed there. She had a warm and sincere smile that put others at ease, and her strength was in her gentleness and sense of humor. Our beloved Evelyn will be deeply missed by many people.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents and her older brother, Earl Johnson.
She is survived by her loving husband, Frank; daughters: Cinda Whidman of Post Falls, Idaho, Shirley Mack and her husband, Jerrold, of St. George, Utah, and Margie Young and her husband, Rob, of Seattle; granddaughters: Liberty and Lacelyn Widman; and sisters, Arlene Wirth of Orem, Utah, Margie Stewart and her husband, Jim, of Anacortes, Wash., and their families.