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Norma Ann Semken Baker

Norma Ann Semken Baker

BOISE/WELLINGTON - Our loving mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend, Norma Ann Semken Baker, age 89, passed away peacefully of natural causes April 6, 2012 in Boise, Idaho.

She was born Oct. 2, 1922 in Sego to Charles and Chlora Hyatt Semken. She married Paul Raymond Baker November 29, 1941 in Elko, Nev. Paul died Oct. 13, 2000.

Norma heart was always in Carbon County. She loved her childhood years growing up in Consumers and was a life-long resident of Carbon County until leaving in 2011. At which time, she moved to Boise, Idaho to live with her daughter, Carole.

She was affectionately known as "Sunshine," a nickname given to her at a young age by her grandfather (visiting from New York) because of her sunny disposition. Norma was always positive and happy and never met a person she did not like.

Norma was always there for people who needed help. Being a life-long volunteer, she spend 35 years as a Pink Lady, was the chairman of the Red Cross Blood Drive, and was active with the Utah Democratic party-campaigning for many candidates. She also served on the Board of Aging for the State of Utah, and was presented with the Governor's Award for Community Service. She loved every minute of her volunteer time.

Her greatest joy, however, was spending time with family and friends. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Norma is survived by her children, Carole Lynn (Kent) Frandsen, Boise, Idaho and Dan Raymond (Patricia) Baker, Price; grandchildren Ann Johnson, Dan Frandsen, David Frandsen, Paul Frandsen, Tina Harrell, Camille Baker, Dannie Baker, Shawn Baker, John Baker, Dawn Amberson; and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Preceded in death by her parents; husband Paul Raymond Baker; son Clifford Paul Baker; daughter Marilynne Gay Baker; siblings H. Lee Semken, Allie Christensen, Dorothy May Short, and Charles Henry Semken, Jr.

Memorial Service-Thursday, April 12, 2012, at 11 a.m. in Wellington 1st LDS Ward. Family will receive friends Thursday one hour prior to service.

Internment-Price City Cemetery.

Arrangements are entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price, where friends and family are welcome to share memories of Norma online at

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