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Celebrating the life of
Urte Caroline Baaij
July 08, 1933 - September 02, 2017
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Memorial Mass
  • 10:00am - Thursday, September 21, 2017
  • St. James Catholic Church
  • 8412 Whitfield Ave (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-355-1523

I am sorry for your loss. Death is painful to all of us. However God's word the Bible always offers encouragement. A scripture I find comforting is Isaiah 25:8. There Jehovah promises to do away with death and all things that bring us pain. That will be very satisfying! I hope this thought has been comforting to you. May positive thoughts fill you hearts and minds as you endure this difficult time.

R.G., Savannah, Ga

Our deepest condolences..May you find comfort in the Bible's promise that one day soon the sting of death will be no more.(Hosea13:14)

Ursula, Pooler, Ga

I am truly sorry to learn of Caroline's passing. She was one of a kind and a true competitor. Duplicate bridge in Savannah will not be the same. My sincere condolences to the family.

Brent Anthony, Savannah, GA

I am so sorry for your loss. Death is a painful ordeal. John 5:28,29 gives us hope to see our loved ones again. This scripture is comforting to me and I hope it will help you too. For more information, please visit jw.org.

Brittani, Pooler, Ga

My condolences to your family. May our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ has promised to resurrect our lived ones from the dead. John 5:28) May fond memories linger in your hearts forever. Please visit www.jw.org

Henry, Lawrenceville, GA

I am so sorry for your loss. Death is a painful ordeal. Matthew 5:28,29 gives us hope to see our loved ones again. This scripture is comforting to me and I hope it will help you too. For more information, please visit jw.org.

Brittani, Pooler, Ga

My condolences to the family. At Revelation 21:4 Jehovah God promises to do away with death forever. We look forward to this beautiful hope that has been promised to us in the near future. One day soon we will not have to face nor fear our enemy death anymore. The website jw.org has really helped me through the difficulty of loosing a loved one. May your family find comfort in it as well.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

Urte Caroline Baaij, 84, died Saturday, September 2, 2017 at Savannah Square. She was born July 8, 1933 in Berlin, Germany. Both her parents were artist. Her father died in 1944 and her mother re-married a Swedish gentleman. In April 1944 Urte moved to Sweden with her mother and stepfather. She grew up in Upsala where she attended the Royal Acadamie.

In 1948 the family moved to Johannesburg, South Africa where Urte attended college. In her spare time, she worked at the Swedish Consulate. At a Consular party, she met a representative from Pan American Airlines who hired her to become a stewardess. She was a first-class stewardess on the International flights until she got married, which ended her career as a stewardess.

She and her husband settled in Sutton Place, New York City until he was promoted and settled in Lake Forest, IL. They joined the Country Club where she played golf, tennis, and bridge.

In 1984, she and her husband moved to The Landings on Skidaway Island, GA. There she started The Landings Welcome Service, which she ran until 2006.

She lost her husband in 1982. In 1983, she married Hendricus Baaij, a widower. They both enjoyed playing tennis and golf, and in 1994 they joined the America Contract Bridge League and enjoyed playing in tournaments, and with their many friends at the local bridge clubs. She attained the rank of Gold Life Master.

Hendricus has a son, Chris who is mentally retarded and has Cerebral Palsy. For 23 years she was a loving and devoted stepmother.

She is survived by her husband Hendricus Baaji, two sons, Lars and Eric, two grandchildren, Geanine and Erica, and her many golf and bridge friends.

A Memorial Mass will be held Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at  St. James Catholic Church.

 

 

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I am sorry for your loss. Death is painful to all of us. However God's word the Bible always offers encouragement. A scripture I find comforting is Isaiah 25:8. There Jehovah promises to do away with death and all things that bring us pain. That will be very satisfying! I hope this thought has been comforting to you. May positive thoughts fill you hearts and minds as you endure this difficult time.

R.G., Savannah, Ga

Our deepest condolences..May you find comfort in the Bible's promise that one day soon the sting of death will be no more.(Hosea13:14)

Ursula, Pooler, Ga

Candle tribute lit by Rose Adler — Illinois

I am truly sorry to learn of Caroline's passing. She was one of a kind and a true competitor. Duplicate bridge in Savannah will not be the same. My sincere condolences to the family.

Brent Anthony, Savannah, GA

I am so sorry for your loss. Death is a painful ordeal. John 5:28,29 gives us hope to see our loved ones again. This scripture is comforting to me and I hope it will help you too. For more information, please visit jw.org.

Brittani, Pooler, Ga

My condolences to your family. May our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ has promised to resurrect our lived ones from the dead. John 5:28) May fond memories linger in your hearts forever. Please visit www.jw.org

Henry, Lawrenceville, GA

I am so sorry for your loss. Death is a painful ordeal. Matthew 5:28,29 gives us hope to see our loved ones again. This scripture is comforting to me and I hope it will help you too. For more information, please visit jw.org.

Brittani, Pooler, Ga

My condolences to the family. At Revelation 21:4 Jehovah God promises to do away with death forever. We look forward to this beautiful hope that has been promised to us in the near future. One day soon we will not have to face nor fear our enemy death anymore. The website jw.org has really helped me through the difficulty of loosing a loved one. May your family find comfort in it as well.

Niecy, Savannah, GA


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