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Yvonne Baitlon

June 24, 1938 ~ April 6, 2022 (age 83)


Yvonne (Griffin) Baitlon, 83, a Salida resident for 15 years, formerly of Pueblo, died April 6, 2022, at her home. She was born June 24, 1938, in Vanduser, Missouri, to Norman and Leila (Russell) Griffin. She was a pediatric nurse at Missouri Baptist Hospital when she married Dr. Domingo Baitlon August 7, 1961, at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. The couple moved to Okinawa, Japan where Dr. Baitlon served a tour in the U.S. Air Force, before moving to Denver to complete his residency. Dr. Baitlon died in 2014. She was a homemaker, school volunteer and Catechism teacher during their 38-year residence in Pueblo before permanently relocating to Salida in 2006. Since 1973, she especially enjoyed the family ranch in Salida. She shared her love of reading, connecting bible study to current events, interior decorating and antiquarian art. Her friendships made through St. Joseph Parish sustained her in her final years. Her loss is felt by those whose goodness she recognized, encouraged and welcomed. Survivors include her children, Julie (Don) Baitlon-Porco, Jon (Sunhee) Baitlon and Jeanna (Tommy) Baitlon-Myers; sister, Linda Heller; brother, Bill Griffin; and extended family. A memorial will be planned by the family at a later date. In lieu of flowers, friends may donate to a charity of their choice. Arrangements were with Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home in Salida. Online condolences may be offered at

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