TRI-CITY TIMES (Sherwood), January 2,1969
Funeral services were held Friday in Attrell's
Sherwood Chapel for Susan Elaine Baxter, 21, who
died December 21 at the University of Oregon Medical
School hospital where she had received a kidney
transplant. Miss Baxter was the medical
school's 21st kidney transplant patient and died of
pneumonia during recovery.
Services were conducted by the Rev. Otis Harden,
pastor of Sherwood and Tualatin United Methodist
Churches, with committal at Pleasant Hill Cemetery
near Sherwood. She was born on Dec. 7, 1947,
in Portland, the daughter of Robert R. Baxter and
the former Karleen Calkins. The family lived in
Lake Grove for four years and at Aloha the ensuing
five years before moving to their home in Sherwood.
At the age of four Susan enrolled at the Oregon
State School for the Deaf in Salem, where she
continued her studies and was a senior this year.
She was a member of the school's track and
volleyball teams and had been employed at Jary's
Florist Shop, Salem. About six months ago
Susan was stricken by a disease that affected both
kidneys. Two times each week for five weeks she
received treatment on the dialysis machine and
underwent surgery for a kidney transplant on Nov. 26
at the University of Oregon Medical School hospital.
She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert
R. Baxter of Sherwood; a brother, Richard B. Baxter,
stationed in Bremerton, Wash., with the U.S.
Navy;and an aunt, Mrs. L.V. Ford of St. Helens.