Terri Jo Naasz Baker, age 71, of Pocatello, passed away early Friday morning, June 21, 2019, at Portneuf Medical Center with family by her side. At her request, no services will be held.
Terri Jo was born April 23., 1948, in Emmet, Idaho. Daughter of the late Merl Dean and Charlotte Elizabeth Thornton (Hall), shewas also preceded in death by her husband Larry (Bake) Baker of Wyoming.
Terri Jo is survived by one son and two daughters:
John Dean Hughes (Veronica) of Pocatello
Charine Jolynn Zahm (Shane) of Pocatello
Laura Jennifer Hughes of Boise;
Nine Grandchildren: Jessica, Anthony, Ashley, Meghan, Siarah, Brayden, Makayla, Carson;
Eight Great- Grandchildren: Devin, Payton, Felix, Jayce, Aven, Aabel, Adilene, Liam;
Siblings: Jerry Thornton, Gary Thornton, LeRoy Thornton;
And numerous extended family members and friends (JackieKitchin).
Terri was a busy woman, working as a caregiver most of her life between CNA work, bus driver aide, childcare provider, and devoted mother to her three children.
She married John Max Hughes Sr. in July of 1968 and from this union John, Char, and Jenny were born. After seven years their marriage ended. In June of 1997 she married the love of her life,Larry Baker. They shared a home together in Mills, Wyomingwhere Larry drove for a trucking company, and Terri was a bus driver aide and childcare provider. She loved those kids as if they were her own. For fun, she would go down to the bingo hall.
In her retirement, after the passing of Bake in 2007, she moved to Pocatello, Idaho to be near family. She enjoyed being close toher children and grandchildren. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her pride and joy, and she was their biggest cheerleader. She loved visiting with them and watching them grow up.
Grandma Terri was a fiercely independent woman, and very stubborn. She was also very funny and witty. There was never a dull moment around her. Her laugh was infectious, and her hugs were simply the best. She loved to play slots, cards, and knit, and you wouldn’t catch her missing a football game during theon season.
Her children and grandchildren will miss her deeply but will always carry the memory of her in their hearts
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