Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Erin Henderson Baker, BHS '75 (1957-2011)

Please keep Erin's family and friends in your prayers during this difficult time of loss...

Erin Henderson Baker
June 14, 1957 - September 19, 2011

My Sister Erin

by Lynnell Henderson on Monday, September 19, 2011

It's 3:17 am, tonight is by far the hardest night of my life, 9 minutes after midnight God was given the most special Angel ever.

I was holding the hand of my sister, also, Brooke and Melanie's sister, as she took her last breath.

My younger sister Erin Baker was the strongest women I know, and had the biggest heart, it was that heart of her's that finally gave out tonight.

Erin has been sick most of her life, but if you know her she never complained. She is, was amazing and her faith truly kept her strong and she is going to be missed so much by everyone who knows her. Her biggest loves are her two daughters, Lacy Carroll and Lauren Brewerand the grandchildren they gave her. I don't know how they will manage without their "E", Erin spoke with them each day, sometimes, 4 or 5 times.

My parent have lost a child, Erin was living with them and I'm very concerned about them now. How is it okay to outlive a child? How do we move forward? Right now for me to be writting all this is somewhat theraputic, I am still numb and want to wake up tomorrow moring with this being a horrible nightmare. I cant sleep and I cant crumble, too much to take care of, I'll crumble later, I have to be strong for the next couple of weeks. Brooke Ward is really hurting right now and I'm so worried about her, I'm worried about my parents, Erin's children, grandchildren and our entire family.

We need to pull together, support and love, for that's what "E" would want. My lil sis I'm so sorry for what you went through tonight, I pray your at peace now with that God you speak so highly of.

Good Night Sweet Dreams, I love you!


Melanie and Erin

Erin and her family


Saturday and Sunday's events to celebrate the life and love of our Erin

by Lynnell Henderson on Tuesday, September 20, 2011

I'm so grateful for my Lauren and Lacy, who have from different States and busy young mothers dealing with the passing of their mom to be so engaged and helpful with all our California questions . Apparently there has been some confusion RE: this weekends celebration of life for our Erin.

First Celebration is at:
Lynnells and Garys
Saturday 3:00p.m.
22646 Canyon Club Dr., Canyon Lake CA 92587
Lynnells e-mail: lynnellakamom@yahoo.com
♥ ♥ ♥ If you are planning on attending e-mail Lynnell it is a gated community ♥ she will need to call you in. Just let them know at the gate you are there for the Celebrations of Life for our Erin.

Second Celebration is at:
Brooke and Tonys
Sunday 12: 00p.m.
645 South Griffith Park Drive, Burbank 91506
Brooks e-mail for any questions: tadahbybrooke@aol.com

Thank your all for all your amazing prayers and kind words about our beloved Erin. She would be so touched by this outpourting of love and suppor.
Love, Lynnell


From The Friday Flyer


In Memoriam: Erin Baker

Erin (Henderson) Baker, known as “E” by her grandchildren, passed away September 19 in the emergency room at Menifee Valley Medical Center after fighting a lifelong battle with Crohn’s disease.

Family members say that, despite the illness that caused pain during much of her life, Erin was the ultimate survivor and ray of sunshine to all who knew her. She also was known for her strong faith in her Lord and bringing comfort to others when they were unable to comfort her.

Erin was born in Burbank, California on June 14, 1957 to Robert and Sheila Henderson, with whom she has lived in Canyon Lake for the past several years.

In addition to her parents, Erin is survived by two daughters: Lauren (Breck) Brewer of San Antonio, Texas, with their four children, Dillon, 8, Teague, 6, and twins, Sadie and Claire, 4; and Lacy (Lance) Carroll of Colorado Springs, Colorado, with their two children, Violet, 4, and Thadius, 1.

Erin also is survived by sisters Lynelle Henderson of Canyon Lake, Brooke (Tony) Ward of Burbank and Melanie Henderson of Burbank, along with nieces and nephews: Blu, Hailey and Kevin Murray, Carlie and Ace Ward, and Hogan and Emery Henderson.

Lynelle will hold a celebration of life Saturday, September 24, at her home in Canyon Lake. The Wards also will have a celebration of life Sunday, September 25, at their home in Burbank.


  1. Sweet Dreams My Dear Friend Erin.

    My heart breaks for the entire HENDERSON Family, they are truly a Unique and Amazing Family, they touch the hearts of everyone they meet.

    Erin and I had a lot of classes together in junior high & high school. She always had a beautiful smile on her face and her eyes sparkled, she touched the hearts of everyone she meet, she was a great friend, and she could always put a smile on you face and make you laugh.

    I never heard her complain, she was always on top of the world. . .
    Now she will be, Shinning Down On Us From Heaven", no more hurt, no more pain.

    Love, Thoughts, Prayers for the Henderson Family, RIP Sweet Erin

  2. “O Christ, give rest to the souls of Thy servants with the saints, where there is no sickness, sorrow or sighing, but everlasting life.”
    Prayer for the Departed – Eastern Orthodox Church

    Very respectfully yours,
    Rev. Protodeacon & Mrs. George Haloulakos

    Note: Rev. Protodeacon George was a classmate, friend, next door neighbor to the Baker family and member of BHS Class of 1975.