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Peggy Joyce Baier

Jan. 18, 1931 - April 22, 2020


April 29, 2020

Peggy Joyce Baier was born January 18, 1931 in Electra, Texas.

She passed from this earthly life on April 22, 2020 in Albany, Oregon at the age of 89.

The youngest of five children of Josie Lee and Louis Kloyce Gwinn, Peggy lived in Electra as an infant for a brief time before moving to Phoenix, Arizona.

She and her four siblings were later raised by her single mother in a happy Christian home. What lacked in material things was made up with love from her large family including aunts, uncles and cousins.

Peggy and her sister Wanda delighted in roller-skating from one side of Phoenix to the other as children and Peggy loved singing to family and complete strangers from her doorstep.

She regularly attended the Church of Christ with her family and continued to do so into her early adulthood.

Peggy married Donald E. Forum at a young age in Phoenix and had three children: Don Forum,

Jr., John Forum (wife - Connie) and Jan Acorn. She later married Dr. Frederic D. Baier and had

two more children: Libby Beckwith (husband - Bruce) and John Baier (wife - Juanita) then

moved to Sweet Home, Oregon in 1964. She worked in her husband's medical practice for

many years and later continued her medical training so she could provide private duty

nursing and teach nursing courses.

Peggy even cared for two of her siblings during their illnesses before they passed. During this time,

she lived in California, Texas and Arizona again before returning to Oregon in 2006.

In addition to her beautiful singing voice, Peggy had a talent for cooking, painting and writing

poems and jingles. She loved animals of all kinds and was an avid reader.

Peggy was survived by her five children as well as 10 grandchildren: Holly Jablonski, Aaron Forum, Lahela Rademacher (husband - William), Shelley Richardson (husband - Jack), Christopher Forum (wife - Kristen), Justin Forum (wife - Amanda), Brett Thompson (wife - Sarah), Cameron Acorn, Andrew Baier and Audrey Baier; 10 great-grandchildren: Randall Spradlin, Stephanie Darden,

Hudson Forum, Kasen Forum, Ella Forum, Peggy Joyce Baier, Connor Forum, Payton Forum, Madison

Thompson, Abigail Thompson and Ethan Rademacher; and five great-great-grandchildren: Koda Spradlin, Amirah Spradlin, Kinsley Spradlin, Spencer Darden and Landon Darden.

A celebration of life will be held in late summer to commemorate Peggy's life. At that time

private interment will be made at Gilliland Cemetery in Sweet Home.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Sweet Home Emergency Ministries (SHEM), 1115

Long Street, Sweet Home, OR 97386.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.

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