VaLois Kendall Baker Barrington
On March 5th 2020 we lost our Mother, Wife, Sister, Grandmother, Aunt, and friend. VaLois
Kendall Baker Barrington passed away peacefully at home with family at her side. VaLois was
born July 5th 1933 in Oxford, Idaho to David LaVern Kendall and Alice LaVerle Boyce. VaLois
was raised on the family farm where she learned the meaning of hard work. Milking cows,
working in the hay fields and all other chores that comes with the farm life. There was also the
enjoyment of riding horses, listening to the many sounds of wildlife and spending time with
family and friends.
VaLois attended school in Oxford, Downey, Swan Lake, Clifton and the last part of her senior
year at the new high school in Dayton.
VaLois met Glenn W Baker in 1950 and in 1952 they were married. As Glenn worked for the
railroad they lived in many places from Pocatello to Salt Lake City until they made Downey their
home in 1958. VaLois met many people as they moved around and cherished each and every
friendship. Glenn and VaLois had 7 children from that union.
An interesting fact… Glenn and Ross worked together on the railroad before either of them had
On March 22, 2014 she married Ross T. Barrington in Downey Idaho. They had known each
other for many years as Ross’s 1st wife Rea Waddoups and VaLois were good Friends. At that
time VaLois made Hurricane Utah her home. VaLois and Ross came to visit family often and
visitors were always welcome to their home in Hurricane. VaLois made many friends in
Hurricane and touched many hearts. She loved the beautiful weather that Hurricane had to
offer, and enjoyed many trips up to Zion National Park to look at the beautiful scenery. VaLois
truly loved the St George Temple and looked forward to the many opportunities to do temple
work. She really loved and cherished the weekly Temple trips with Ross.
VaLois was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She served in
Cub Scouts, as a Primary Counselor, a Primary teacher, Relief Society secretary and a
She enjoyed gardening, reading, being a member of the Downey Study Club and her years as a
Election Judge. Her children and grandchildren have always been her number 1 Priority.
She is survived by 7 children: Alice Baker Sherman Temple Texas, Glenn K (Debra) Baker
Richmond, Utah, Michael J (Tammy) Baker Shelley, Idaho, Lynne Baker (Paul) Pocatello, Idaho,Jeffrey D Baker Downey, Idaho, Bryan V Baker Pocatello, Idaho, John W (Ashley) Baker
Shelley, Idaho. 11 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, 2 brothers Kenneth Kendall Blackfoot,
Idaho, Benny (Marcia) Kendall Oxford, Idaho, 3 sisters Sharon Keller Preston Idaho, Glenda
(Jesse) Nelson Ogden, Utah and Tamra Pitcher Cornish, Utah.
Preceded in death by her parents, husband Glenn W Baker, sister Connie Lowe, brother in law
Ronnie Keller, sister in law Renell Kendall, brother in law Keith Pitcher and 1 grand child
Amanda Lynn Baker.
A viewing will be held from 6pm to 8pm on Friday March 13th at the Downey LDS church. A
Viewing on Saturday March 14th from 9:30am to 10:45am with funeral starting at 11am at the
Downey LDS church.
Burial will take place in the Oxford Idaho Cemetery