Utah Golf Hall of Famer Mary Lou Baker Passes Away at 96

After a beautiful and peaceful rest, Mary Lou Baker, one of Utah’s greatest and most beloved woman golfers, passed away on Sunday, October 8, at the age of 96.

The Utah Golf Association mourns her loss and extends love and sympathy to her devoted family and friends.

In 2007, the Utah Golf Association, out of respect for her unusual spirit and sensitivity, created a tournament in her name, The Mary Lou Baker Open. She faithfully came to the tournament and presented the trophy for many years until her strength began to wane.  UGA Executive Director, Bill Walker commented on the passing of Mary Lou Baker.  “It is a sad day for the Utah Golf Association and women’s golf in Utah.  Mrs. Baker was a special person who helped influence and inspire a generation of women golfers in Utah.  It was always a memorable experience to have her in attendance during the Mary Lou Baker Open each year.  It was great to see the interaction and respect that current players had for Mrs. Baker.”

Even in her latest years, she shared her love of people and the game with hundreds of current Utah golfers, all of whom grew to admire her gentle, sweet spirit.

Her funeral will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. in the Highland View Ward, Canyon Rim Stake Center, 3051 S. 2900 E., SLC, UT. A viewing will be held prior to the services where friends and family may call beginning at 9:30 a.m. Interment to follow in the Wasatch Lawn Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Premier Funeral Services.

Mary Lou was inducted into the Utah Golf Hall of Fame in 2004, along with Mike Weir and Ernie Schneiter, Jr.After a beautiful and peaceful rest, Mary Lou Baker, one of Utah’s greatest and most beloved woman golfers, passed away on Sunday, October 8, at the age of 96.

The Utah Golf Association mourns her loss and extends love and sympathy to her devoted family and friends.

In 2007, the Utah Golf Association, out of respect for her unusual spirit and sensitivity, created a tournament in her name, The Mary Lou Baker Open. She faithfully came to the tournament and presented the trophy for many years until her strength began to wane.  UGA Executive Director, Bill Walker commented on the passing of Mary Lou Baker.  “It is a sad day for the Utah Golf Association and women’s golf in Utah.  Mrs. Baker was a special person who helped influence and inspire a generation of women golfers in Utah.  It was always a memorable experience to have her in attendance during the Mary Lou Baker Open each year.  It was great to see the interaction and respect that current players had for Mrs. Baker.”

Even in her latest years, she shared her love of people and the game with hundreds of current Utah golfers, all of whom grew to admire her gentle, sweet spirit.

Her funeral will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. in the Highland View Ward, Canyon Rim Stake Center, 3051 S. 2900 E., SLC, UT. A viewing will be held prior to the services where friends and family may call beginning at 9:30 a.m. Interment to follow in the Wasatch Lawn Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Premier Funeral Services.   Click HERE for obituary.

Mary Lou was inducted into the Utah Golf Hall of Fame in 2004, along with Mike Weir and Ernie Schneiter, Jr.  To read her Hall of Fame Inscription please click HERE