Catherine "Kate" Baker (Confer) passed away on November 11th, 2022 unexpectedly.
She was born August 2nd, 1964 in Warren, PA, daughter of Andrew L. and Betty A. Confer (Rennacker). She married Randall S. Baker on September 24th, 1983 .
She is survived by her husband, Randy, daughters Stephanie Sellen (Dustin), and Brittany Renwick (Bradley), grandchildren, Jaiden, Brody, Hailey, Kasen, Ryder, and Myles Sellen, Peityn and Kole Renwick. She is also survived by her father, Andrew, and sister, Linda Confer, many nieces and nephews and by her sweet dog, Izzy. She was preceded in death by her mother, Betty, and her brother, Andrew "Boomer" Confer. Kate was in a word…loving.
Family, friends, acquaintances, and even animals recognized her for her beautiful smile and enormously kind spirit. She applied both in every day and often showed a strength or more notably a stubbornness that is a proud family trait. From a young age, she followed in her mother's footsteps in many ways. Most of all her love for horses. She enjoyed sharing her knowledge with many people throughout our area and with her encouragement taught them to be become better riders. She was also well known on the showing circuit, earning many of her own accolades over the years. When her own children began showing an interest in her favorite animal, she became a 4-H leader in the Grand Valley area and encouraged a whole new generation in riding and in loving their horses. Just like her mom.
Married to Randy for 24 years, they built their home into a place where just about anyone was welcomed to come sit on the porch and enjoy the view they created together, a home with heart. They enjoyed fishing and camping together and loved sharing that with their 8 grandchildren, Jaiden, Brody, Hailey, Kasen, Peityn, Kole,Ryder, and Myles. Their faces brought the light to every day of her life, their laughter her favorite sound, Grandma her favorite name. There was little she enjoyed more than spending time with her grandchildren, listening to their stories, sitting on the sidelines cheering for them, taking them on four wheelers rides and enjoying her pond with them. She made each one feel like they were the most important person in the world to her and in her heart, each of one of them truly was. Kate was a person anyone could count on, whether it was for a shoulder to cry on, an ear to listen, or a smile to brighten your day, her door was always open for a friend.
She was a free spirit at heart who loved the outdoors, especially her own beautiful backyard, filled with the laughter of her eight most precious treasures. Her dearest friends were like family and her family were dearest to her heart. She will never be forgotten, her smile will always be a light to lift our spirits and she will be incredibly missed.
No public services will be conducted at this time.