Obituary: Carl Baehr |

Obituary: Carl Baehr

A celebration of life service is tentatively scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, June 16, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Auburn, for Carl Bayard Baehr. Mr. Baehr passed away at noon Monday, June 4, after a courageous, 10-year battle against cancer. He was 36.

Mr. Baehr graduated from Bowman Elementary and was a 1990 graduate of Placer High School. He learned to swim at 6 months and began skiing at age 2, two sports he excelled in.

He loved Auburn and his job at Gold Rush Chevrolet-Subaru. He had many good friends in the Auburn community and elsewhere. His favorite weekly event was having breakfast on Wednesdays with his mom, Violet, and dad, Donald, at Wings restaurant. He enjoyed sailing, golf and, as of late, motorcycling. He loved his Harley. He was also a home-loving man, enjoyed computer gaming, movies, reading, barbecuing and gardening. Mr. Baehr was a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, in Auburn, and the Masons Eureka Lodge No. 16.

He took the high road every day as he fought the good fight. Mr. Baehr was a wonderful man who smiled, joked and was always willing to give a helping hand. His family and friends meant everything to him.

Mr. Baehr is survived by his mother and step-father, Violet Ray (Nelson) Lacson and Donald R. Lacson, of Auburn; aunts Joan M. Nelson, of Nevada City, and Molly Rapp, of Mahwah, N.J.; uncles Michael J. Nelson, of Benicia, Walter B. Baehr, of Pioneer, and Edward A. Rapp, of Mahwah N.J.; grandparents, Edward and Ann Baehr, of Meeks Bay, Tahoe; father, Carl E. Baehr; cousins Charles Rapp, Dan Rapp and Jim Rapp, of Mahwah, N.J., Jenni Toedtemeier, of Grass Valley, Debby Engusen, of Auburn, Kimberly and Tracy Rapp, and Annette and Donald Lacson.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made, in Mr. Baehr’s name, to the Make-a-Wish Foundation or to the American Cancer Society.


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