Obituaries & Tributes

Gwendolyn Elaine Baca

date of birth October 25 1933

date of death October 25 2019

Gwendolyn (Gwen) Elaine Baca went home to be with the Lord on her 86th birthday, October 25, 2019 in Albany, Oregon.Gwen was born on October 25, 1933 in Union, Oregon to Howard Hastings and Eva Marie Hudson.She was the 9th of 9 children and was the last surviving member of her immediate family.Gwen married Onesimo (Bill) Julian Baca on May 7, 1953.They had 3 daughters, Charlotte, Patty and Julie.Gwen was a wonderful Homemaker and Day Care Provider and was so happy to say, “It was God, who provided her day care for 36 years, 6 months and 4 days.”

Gwen loved the Lord, her Bible, singing, playing the piano and writing poetry.Gwen loved her family, her day care children and their families.

Gwen was a member of the First Christian Church in LaGrande, Oregon.

Gwen leaves behind daughters Patty Glaze and her husband Larry Glaze and Julie Bundy and her husband Dean Bundy.She had 7 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and numerous nephews and nieces with their spouses. Gwen was preceded in death by her husband Bill, daughter Charlotte and granddaughter Amy.

A memorial service will be held at the Canby Funeral Chapel on Friday November 1, 2019 at 11:00 am, located at 160 S. Grant Street, Canby, OR97013.A reception will follow at the funeral home.

Donations can be made in Gwen’s honor to Gideons International at or by mail to Gideons International Processing Center, PO Box 97251, Washington DC, 20090-7251 or donations to the American Stroke Association at or by mail to American Stroke Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231.

Sweatshirt Created and Designed by Gwen's Day Care Children.

5 tribute candles have been lit

Candle lit by Carole Hewitt

Candle lit by Staff at Canby-Molalla Funeral Chapel Our sincere condolences.

Candle lit by Julie Bundy Sweet Mama, you were the light of my life! The legacy you and Papa left us is beyond words! I am so proud of you and your strong example of faith, thankfulness and unconditional love! I am so thankful for you and love you more!!

Candle lit by Adrienne Kersey She was such a sweet lady. Seeing her and Bill together was the sweetest picture of love. She will be missed.

Candle lit by Marsha A. Meyerhofer What a beautiful dear lady. Met her awesome husband first then met her and received her unconditional love and kindness. Influenced me with her great kindness and sweetness of spirit. Thank you to the family for sharing her with me.

Canby Funeral Chapel • 160 South Grant Street Canby Oregon 97013 • 266-1144
Molalla Funeral Chapel • 220 E. Main Street – Molalla, Oregon 97038 • 829-2379