Baby Baxter Scholarship Fund

Beloved husband and father-to-be, loving son, caring brother and loyal friend, Evan Baxter suddenly and unexpectedly passed on the morning of June 23, 2020. During his short time on this earth, Evan shared his infectious personality and huge smile with every one he knew. He did nothing but enjoy life and was an avid hockey player and San Jose Sharks fan. Evan was a dedicated Airman for the US Air Force, a firefighter for the last ten years serving Beale Air Force Base and Red Bluff Fire Dept.,  and had just started his new career as a Shasta County Correctional Deputy this past Fall.

Evan leaves behind his parents, Mike and Lori Baxter, his sisters Janelle (Aaron) Wolfsberger and Christen (Benjamin) Brand, nieces Avery and Kinley Wolfsberger, Cali Brand, and nephew Parker Brand. He also leaves behind his best friend and wife, Anne. Anne is expecting their first child this September, to be named Blake Evan after his father.  

Evan was beyond excited to become a dad- a girl dad or boy dad, he was just excited. He wanted to be a part of every step of the pregnancy; no matter how major or minor; every doctor's appointment, choosing decorations for the nursery, baby movement on the belly, morning sickness- all of it. When he found out he was having a boy, in true Evan fashion, he said that he was just excited to be a dad. But, knowing Ev, having a boy meant the world. He talked about taking him to hockey practice, signing him up for soccer, taking him to day care, even saying if he wanted to be a cheerleader (Anne is a high school cheer coach), that he would be the best and loudest cheer dad there was. 

This Baxter Scholarship Fund has been set up to make sure no matter what path in life Baby Boy Baxter decides to take, he will be covered no matter what. Donations go directly to the account that has been set up in Evan's honor for his son: Baxter Scholarship Fund at Golden Valley Bank, Redding, CA. 

If you prefer to make a donation via check, they can be made out to Baxter Scholarship Fund and mailed to Baxter Scholarship Fund, c/o Golden Valley Bank, 250 Hemsted Dr., Suite 100, Redding, CA 96002. 

If you would like to donate or help Baby Blake in another way, the baby registry link is

** This fundraiser has been organized by Marissa Lemoine and Bryan Zuurbier on behalf of Evan and Anne Baxter. We are both  longtime and close family friends of the Baxter and Woodstrom families. This scholarship fund will allow Evan's son to pursue the career of his choice- college, military, trade school, etc. We are working directly with Anne and Golden Valley Bank where the scholarship account was set up the morning of June 25th, where all funds raised on this platform will directly be transferred.
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