Tamra Hyde Baker

10/9/1939 ~ 1/16/2023

Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend has returned to the loving embrace of her Savior and her family. She died peacefully in her home with her family by her side on January 16, 2023, from pancreatic cancer.

Tamra Hyde was born on October 9, 1939, in Fairview, Idaho, to Theoda Bodily and George W. Hyde. As a young girl, she worked on the family farm while participating in the music and athletic programs of Preston (ID) High School (1958 diploma); later she graduated from LDS Business College (1959 Associates Degree) before working at Hill Air Force Base. During this time she met Barry Alden Baker; they were married for time and eternity in the Salt Lake Temple on August 9, 1963.

Together, they built a life of love and service. Tamra supported Barry as he earned a Bachelor of Arts from Utah State University (Logan, UT) and later a Master of Education from Brigham Young University (Provo, UT). Again, she supported Barry as a Director of Seminary and Institutes in Minnesota for 13 years. In 1983, the family moved to Ephraim where she worked with Dr. Leland Thompson at his dental office until 2001. She enjoyed interacting with patients and members of the community.

She was a faithful, life-long member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; she served faithfully in various church assignments. Tamra was a member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers. She and her husband, Barry, served three full-time missions: Kazakhstan, Almaty (2002-2003), Russia, Vladivostok (2006-2007), and Florida, Jacksonville (2012-2013). Tamra truly loved the people she met and served in these missions. She was a committed ministering sister in the Relief Society.

Tamra is survived by her husband, Barry and her children: Heidi (Shane) Argyle, West Jordan, UT; Jason (Annette) Baker, Katy, TX; Jeremy (Amber) Baker, Cypress, TX; and Heather (Matthew) Bailey, Salisbury, MD. She is grandmother to 16 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Edwin (Ina) Hyde. She is preceded in death by her parents, and her sister, Shannon Hyde Hobbs.

Tamra suffered from Alzheimer’s disease over the past few years. To honor Tamra, remember. Remember a lonely neighbor, call a family member, or do an act of service for a friend.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 12:00 noon in The Ephraim 1st Ward Chapel. Viewings will be held Friday, January 20, 2023 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. prior to services, both held at the church. Interment in the Ephraim Park Cemetery.

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12 Responses to “Tamra Hyde Baker”

  1. Wendy Hansen says:

    Dear Baker Family:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Tamra was truly a lovely woman and half of a great marital team. Barry my thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

  2. Penny Magnusson Cartright says:

    I am so sad to hear that she passed away. I used to go visiting teaching with her and we would go on my 4 wheeler – all over our ward visiting our sisters. She and I loved it! She was a hoot! She will be missed by many.

  3. Judy Wheeler says:

    My sincerest condolences to Barry and all of family. She was a dear friend, and loyal Ministering Sister to me for years. I loved her so much. 😢

  4. Mark and Deborah Plummer says:

    Tamra is a beautiful, lovely lady whom we will miss. She was always so happy and personable with a most wonderful smile. Look forward to meeting up with her again some day. Love to Barry and family.

  5. Ralph Brenchley says:

    Dear Barry and family, Clarene and I send our heartfelt love and condolences at the passing of Tamra. Our association with her began when we were students together at Preston High School. We were delighted when the Baker family moved to Ephraim and we were able to renew our friendship. Getting to know and appreciate the members of the Baker family has been a blessing in the lives of our family. We have witnessed the results of Tamra’s dedicated service in the Church and community. May you find comfort and joy in the memories you hold dear.

  6. Robert and Rae Ann Tibbs says:

    Dear Barry and Baker Family, We have such happy memories of Tamra and your family. What a sweet friend she was to everyone. She made each of us feel so loved and cared for. She was so kind to my mom (Ruth Rasmuson). God bless you. We love you and are grateful for your friendship.

  7. Dear Barry. It is with deepest sympathy we send our love and prayers. Tamra was a great lady and she will soar with the Angel’s. God bless

  8. Brother Barry, our hearts are happy with the memories of our dear Tamra. Meeting late in life still gave us 20 years with your wonderful sweetheart. Knowing we will share stories with her again excites us for the next adventure in eternity. Tamra’s infectious smile and laughter are embedded in our hearts. Please know our prayers and thoughts are with you as you continue to prepare for her eternal companionship.
    Love you both forever, mike and joyce

  9. Granger Williams Family says:

    Dear Baker Family, we are so sorry for your loss. Tamra was a dear friend and will be greatly missed. Our oldest daughters remember her fondly from their years in young women’s with her. She was one of their favorites. We love you.

  10. DeAnn Dewsnup Steele says:

    Barry and family my thoughts are with you. Tamra was a sweet lady. My parents always enjoyed their time spent with you and the memories that were made. My prayers will be with you as you deal with your loss.

  11. Carl & Mary-Jane Biehn says:

    Dear Barry,
    We love you and know the Lord will continue to bless you.
    There is nothing harder than losing a spouse. and all the words in the world will not make it better – only time and the Lord will help. We will keep you in our prayers.
    We love you. Carl & Mary-Jane

  12. I am so sorry for the loss of Tamara. What a selfless couple you have been. My memories of our days at Wyoming Terrace at BYU are so special. I developed a bond with your young daughter Heidi as her primary teacher. May you feel peace and joy as you remember the life you shared together