In Memory

Jane Waldron

Jane Waldron


Jane Waldron Baer, beloved and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend, finished her mortal journey on November 27, 2011. The youngest daughter of Russell and Lucille Waldron, Jane was born April 14, 1943 in Tremonton, Utah. She attended Bear River High School, where she served as student body Secretary. After high school, she attended and graduated from Utah State University with a degree in English, where she was again involved in student government as student body Secretary. She was a member and President of Kappa Delta sorority. Jane later transferred to the University of Utah, where she did graduate work. Jane then taught High School English and German at Olympus High School in Salt Lake City, Utah.

No biography of Jane Waldron Baer would be complete without mention of her two great loves: her family and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Her concern for and service to both defined Jane and provided her greatest joy. Her life was spent in constant service of others. In service, she is an example we can emulate but likely never equal.

Jane's high school sweetheart was Mark Alma Baer, also a native of Tremonton. She supported Mark while he served a two-year mission in West Germany. They were married on March 24th, 1965 in the LDS Logan Temple. After Mark graduated from the University of Utah, they moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where Mark attended Case Western Reserve Dental School and Jane served as Relief Society President of their Cleveland Ward. The growing family moved to California where they were stationed at Travis Air Force Base, and then Colorado Springs, Colorado, while Mark served as a dentist in the Air Force. After completing their Air Force service, they moved their still growing family to Alamosa, Colorado and set up a dental practice. Five years later they again moved to Littleton, Colorado, where they began a new practice, settled and raised their family. 

Jane's primary efforts through this time were raising her six children and serving in her Church and community. She spent countless hours happily engaged in the tasks of homemaking: cooking, cleaning, homework, nurturing and shopping. She could usually be found in her kitchen, helping her children with homework, entertaining house guests, or typing countless letters to missionaries, friends, or lonely students away from home. She was active in the P.T.O. and could always be found serving her neighbors and the members of her Ward family. She held a variety of callings in her church which allowed her to serve and love an ever-widening circle of friends. Jane taught early morning seminary for several years where she loved, taught and influenced many youth in her stake. 

In 2003 Jane and Mark began a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kiev, Ukraine. Here they were specifically assigned to oversee the Church Education System working specifically with young adults. Jane was again successful in making everyone around her feel loved and important. She had a profound impact on the Ukrainian people with whom she served. 

After returning home, Mark and Jane were called to serve as Second Counselor and Assistant to the Matron, respectively, of the LDS Denver Temple. Three years later, they were called to serve as President and Matron of the Denver Temple. Jane loved her service in the temple and loved those with whom she served. 

Jane was beloved by all who knew her. She was gracious and kind to everyone. Those who have only met Jane once, likely remember feeling loved and appreciated. She served well and loved well. Her devotion to her God and her family is a great legacy to all who knew her and loved her. Though Jane will be missed, her charity and compassion will be remembered by all. 

Jane is survived by Mark, her husband of 46 years; her three sons, Daniel Baer of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Robert Baer of Ft. Collins, Colorado, and David Baer of Parker, Colorado; her three daughters, Laura Boggess of Las Vegas, Nevada, Barbara Nelson of Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Julie LaClare of Castle Rock, Colorado; her thirty (and counting) grandchildren, Cannon, Anne, Sam, Jane, Jacob, Brooke, Mark, Meagan, Andrew, Matthew, Joseph, Daniel, Sydney, Max, Calvin, Travis, Bridgett, Marcus, Baerett, Ashley, Sophie, Savannah, Olivia, William, Russell, Madison, Eliana, Micah, Keane, and Delaney; and her sister Barbara Howard, and brothers Kirk Waldron and Kelly Waldron. 

A viewing will be held at the Horan and McConaty Funeral Home located at 5303 East County Line Road on Friday, December 2nd from 6-8pm.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. in the LDS Chapel located at 1939 Easter Avenue, Littleton, Colorado. A brief viewing will precede the funeral services beginning at 9:30 and concluding at 10:30 a.m.