Ashtyn Baker


FAYETTE -- Ashtyn McCrae Baker, 19, of Fayette, passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo, following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

She was born October 25, 1994, in Wauseon, Ohio, to Dan and Kym Baker. Ashtyn was a 2013 graduate of Fayette High School and had just completed her freshman year at the University of Toledo. She was a life-long resident of Fayette, a member of the IGNITE Youth Group, and recently served as an assistant track coach for Fayette Schools. Family was Ashtyn's highest priority in her life, and she devoted much of her life to serving others. Ashtyn's honorable gift as an organ donor immediately benefited at least four other people with the gift of life.

Surviving are her parents, Dan and Kym Baker of Fayette; her brother, Ethan Baker at home; soulmate, Gabriel Valdez of Pettisville, Ohio; maternal grandmother, Deborah (John) Garcia-Vanhavel of Morenci, Mich.; paternal grandparents, Ron and Marsha Baker of Pioneer, Ohio; maternal great-grandmother, Maria Garcia of Defiance, Ohio; paternal great-grandfather, Robert King of Ionia, Mich; maternal uncles and aunts, Victor (Julie) Garcia of Tedrow, Ohio, Steven Garcia of Fayette, Krys (John) Griffiths of Fayette, Janie (Chris) Bailey of Ohio, and Maegen (Jay) Sheldon of Blissfield, Mich.; paternal uncle and aunt, Dave (Lynn) Baker of Pioneer, and Debbie (Greg) Taylor of Mansfield, Ohio; Gabriel's family, Jesus (Andrea), Adriana, Jacob, Jessica, and Dakota Valdez, all of Pettisville; several cousins; and countless friends.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Victor Garcia.

A memorial service for Ashtyn will be held on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Fayette Church of the Nazarene, with Pastor Paul Baker officiating. Private interment will precede the service in the Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette. The family will receive friends for a visitation on Monday afternoon, from 2-8 p.m. at the Fayette Church of the Nazarene. Arrangements were entrusted to the Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may direct memorial donations in honor of Ashtyn to a local charity of their choice. Friends can share memories and condolences with the Baker family online at

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