A former resident
of Redondo Beach, CA, Torrance, CA and Vista, CA, Brigitte
M. Baigert-Staake-Faulkner passed away on April 9, 2013 of
natural causes in Burbank, CA.
At the family's
request, no formal service will be held.
M. Baigert in Gdansk, Poland in 1934, Ms. Baigert's mother, Magdelaine,
passed away when her daughter was 7 years of age.
In 1952, she emigrated to New York, NY with her father, Conrad
F. Baigert, and while there met her first husband, Alfred
The couple relocated to Southern California in 1954 and
had two children -- Bob T. Staake, an author and illustrator
(b. 1957), and Ronald E. Staake, a finance executive (b. 1959).
After divorcing in 1977, she remarried in 1987 to Gene R. Faulkner.
She was affectionately
known to her family and many friends as "Jean",
and despite growing up during the horrors of war-ravaged
Europe in the 1940s, her
sons remember that their mother was forever an optimist, always
smiling, and could be counted on to offer support through her
love and compassion.
Gardening, crafting, animals, walking and reading were her life-long
passions -- in addition to spending time with her adoring family.
She is survived
by her loving sons, her daughters-in-law Paulette and Deanna,
and four grandchildren, Ryan, Kevin, Nicole and Kelli -- all
of whom will miss her greatly.
In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made to:
Street, Suite 200
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
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