Mom’s Obituary

Our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Donna Rae Baker Carver, peacefully passed away on February 10, 2014, surrounded by family and loved ones. Mom was born on September 24, 1928 in Roy, Utah, to Abraham Arnold Baker and Lena Annette Nettie Polson....

February 10, 2014

I got a call from Anna Lee around 8 pm telling me that the hospice nurse had encouraged her to have the family gather together. Mom was quickly slipping and could pass before the morning. I picked up Brad and we arrived around 9:30 pm. Everyone except Casey (who is in...

February 8, 2014

In the afternoon I went to visit Mom. She is much worse than she was when I saw her Monday. She fairly incoherent and easily agitated. This is not Donna Carver. The effect of the stroke has been severe. Her intake of food and fluids has been very minimal these last...

February 1, 2014

I picked up Anna Lee from the airport and took her to Mom’s. Kerry and Sean were there. Mom was struggling a bit when we first arrived. It’s sad to see how much the stroke has damaged her physical, mental and emotional abilities. The mother we knew three weeks...

January 29, 2014 (Wed)

I spent the afternoon and early evening with Mom. She stills seems pretty foggy to me. Her ability to speak is very limited, which frustrates her. She understands most things and can answer with a yes or no but she seems to me to be losing mental abilities. She seems...

January 27, 2014 (Mon)

I wasn’t able to go up to see Mom today. Kelly said she had a peaceful night and a peaceful morning. She isn’t eating much but seems very content to be at home. She has many friends and family members who would love to see her and express their love....

January 25, 2014 (Sat)

In the afternoon I went to see Mom. She is in a hospital bed in her living room. She is much more at peace to be home. She still gets a bit agitated from time to time and still struggles when she is trying to communicate something. Other times she is very much at...

January 23, 2014 (Thu)

Sean, Kerry, Kelly and I met with hospice at Mom’s hospital room at 9:30 am. Mom still seemed a bit down and concerned. When I walked in I said, “You get to go home today, Mom.” She looked at me doubtfully, not sure if she could believe it was going to happen. The...

January 22, 2014

I arrived at the hospital at 8:30 a.m. and was told by the nurses told me that she hadn’t had a good morning. She was lying on her bed when I went in. She was disoriented, very tired and very homesick. She did not appear to have slept much during the night. She...

January 21, 2014

I visited Mom in the evening. It seems to me that she is getting worse. She seems more confused and less clear in her thinking than she was a week ago. And there are times when she becomes upset and refuses to go to therapy. I’m wondering if she has had another...