St. George, Utah- Kendall Kelly Baker, 46, passed away on December 4, 2015. He was born January 10, 1969, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Sylvia Klea Blake and Roland Royce Baker. Kendall was previously married to Sarah Levy and later divorced.
Kendall was raised in Salt Lake City, where he attended Oquirrh Hills and Bennion Elementary School. He later attended Shelly High School in the state of Idaho. He also attended Viewmont High School in Bountiful, Utah, as well as Taylorsville High School in Taylorsville, Utah. He attended and graduated from Forest Grove High School in Oregon, class of 1987.
Kendall participated in numerous sports throughout his life and was an excellent athlete. As a young man he participated in baseball, soccer, wrestling, track and field, volleyball, football, and basketball. In high school he was a multi-sport athlete in track and field, football, and basketball.
Kendall was a talented vocalist, performing throughout his childhood with his siblings and mother. In his early adult years, he was a lead vocalist for a local heavy metal band in Portland, Oregon.
Professionally, Kendall was an instructional assistant with Northwest Regional Educational Services, and Washington County Educational Services, for special needs children. He also coached students at Neil Armstrong Junior High School in Forest Grove, Oregon. He coached boys and girls basketball teams, track and field, as well as football. He was beloved for his caring and compassionate coaching style and befriending those that he coached and taught. He was also employed as a private security guard in Portland, Oregon, for many years. Due to severe health issues, he took an early retirement.
He is survived by his father, Roland R. Baker and his wife Diana of St. George, Utah. Kendall is also survived by his son Cameron J. Baker and his wife Kaycee, along with their daughter Lucy, currently residing in Beaverton, Oregon. His son Steghen Z. Baker currently resides in Oregon as well. Kendall is survived by his sister Moaana Bruggeman, and her husband Brad, of South Jordan, Utah, brothers: Vaughn Baker of West Jordan, Utah, and Michael B. Baker, and his wife Kristin, of Farmington, Utah. Kendall was preceded in death by his sister Camille Baker and his mother Sylvia Blake. He was a beloved uncle to his nieces and nephews, Jonathan, Miranda, Daniel, Brady, Monique, Brandon, Mackenzie, Zachary, Austin, Alyssa, Nicholas, and Amanda.
Funeral services will be held Friday, December 11, 2015, Viewing: 10:00-11:30, Funeral services: 12:00 pm LDS chapel located at 511 South Valley View Dr. St. George, Utah
A second viewing will be held Saturday, December 12, 2015 at the Farmington, Utah West Stake Center located at 549 South 1525 West, Farmington, Utah from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Interment will take place immediately after the viewing, located at the Valley View Cemetery, 4445 West 4100 South, West Valley City, Utah.
Friday, December 11, 2015
Starts at 12:00pm
Saturday, December 12, 2015
11:00am - 1:00pm
Farmington Utah LDS West Stake Center