Monday, December 3, 2012


Our loving Wife, Mom, Grandma & “Grandma Great” passed away in Salt Lake City 1 Dec 2012 after struggling many years with diabetes and its complications. She was born 26 Aug 1934 in Seattle, Washington. She was the oldest child of Neldon & Grace (Winn) Wickman. Donnie was raised in Castle Dale by her aunt & uncle Feno & Evie Huntington. She met Wallace Baldwin while he was home on leave from the U.S.A.F. and they were married 4 Feb 1956. Donnie was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She was called at age 16 as a Primary Teacher & at 26 she was called as a Relief Society President.

Donnie received her higher education at BYU. Later in life she continued her education with classes at Idaho State University & the U of U.
The family moved to Idaho in the 1960’s and Donnie taught a private Kindergarten in her home there. She always included 2 or 3 children with speech disabilities who were recommended by a friend who was a speech therapist.

In the Spring of her life Donnie lived & worked at the Huntington home & farm in Castle Dale, Utah. In the Summer of her life she and her family loved to go camping in their travel trailer. Her favorite spots were Joe’s Valley & Island Park in Idaho. In the Fall of her life she loved to travel. She and Wally & many friends took several cruises to many parts of the world & Donnie loved it. In the Winter of her life came her health struggles. However, in between them she & her family and many friends enjoyed time at the family cabin near Fairview.

Donnie always loved to knit, crochet, scrapbook and do “crafties.” She always said that was her relaxation.

Donnie has always been an out-going, positive thinking lady. She had many friends & was always there to cheer on & help anyone who was having troubles. She was especially devoted to her family- both immediate & extended.

Donnie was preceded in death by her parents, 3 brothers-Craig, John & David & one granddaughter, Bailey Grace Blake. She is survived by her husband, Wallace Baldwin; 1 son Steven; 3 daughters-Tammi (Rick) Hagen, Melinda Hartley, Jennifer (Chris) Blake; 8 grandchildren & 2 great grandchildren. Also one sister- Janet (Jack) Magnuson & one special Brother Mack Huntington.

Funeral Services will be held at the LDS church at 4545 South 1200 East at 11 AM on Wed, Dec 5th.  Friends may call at a visitation at the church Tues evening from 6 to 8 PM & one hour before the funeral on Wed morning.

The family thanks all the friends & relatives & those who have taken care of Donnie and watched over Wally. We wish to express our thanks for your loving care.

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