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Michael J. Baldwin

Posted 2023-01-17 by mhenderson
Published by The Miner on Jan. 12, 2023 -
Kingman, Arizona -

Michael J. Baldwin went to be with his Lord on Dec. 31, 2022. He was
born Jan. 3, 1956 to Thomas and Phyllis Baldwin at Ellsworth Air Force
Base in South Dakota. He spent his childhood in Los Alamos, New Mexico
where he graduated high school in 1974. After high school he attended
Eastern New Mexico University where he played basketball and earned his
BA in Business Administration.

He met the love of his life, Rebecca Baldwin (Patton), in Gallup, New
Mexico and took her as his bride on Nov. 12, 1983. They had their first
child, Carl, in 1983 who has been waiting for them in Heaven since a car
accident took him at two months. Their second child, Shawn, was born in

Mike and his family moved to Yuma, Arizona in 1988 where he started as a
manager of a Thrifty’s. It was there that he started his career as an
insurance agent for Farm Bureau Insurance. In 1993, he and his family
moved to Kingman, Arizona where he continued working as an insurance
agent until he retired in 2006.

Mike was a people person and he loved his work as an insurance agent.
Mike enjoyed traveling and experiencing new things. He loved his church
family at Kingman First SBC. His favorite ministry was Operation
Christmas Child and he loved “yelling” at the congregation without a
microphone, encouraging all to participate in it. He enjoyed watching
action movies, even if he’d seen the same one 20 times before. He was
his granddaughter’s biggest purchaser of Girl Scout cookies.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Phyllis; his
firstborn son, Carl; his wife Rebecca; and the younger of his two
brothers, Ed. He is survived by his son Shawn, granddaughter Avery,
brother Gary, and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023 at
Kingman First SBC at 3120 Hualapai Mountain Road.

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