Monday, September 3, 2018

Saying Good-bye

Very hard to say good-bye to my dad, but we did.

His diabetes--although we often felt like he was his own science experiment, keeping his numbers right in range and never getting an infection with his peritoneal dialysis--brought on a neuropathy that wasn't correctable. And so, he decided to stop the dialysis on August 24 and on August 28 at 5pm he took his last breath, surrounded by his wife and daughters, knowing he was loved and believing we will all be together again some day when Jesus returns to take us home to Heaven.

Here he is in one of his favorite spots - Yosemite. We often camped there several times a year while I was growing up.

As a toddler                                                                  At my 40th birthday

My parents wedding  - 1962                                         and still kissing (in front of my shop!)

His 75th birthday                                                          my first year of life his classroom

At his 60th

The beach I grew up on .....and our 'staged' photo with the dunebuggy, although it wasn't out of character to have to push it if we got stuck or ran out of gas! 

 Likely somewhere in Yosemite.

Some who read my blog don't know my dad, others do but aren't on Facebook where we posted the last few days of his life, so you may not have heard. As he taught thousands of students high school math, chemistry, physics, and computers (2 years in Indiana Academy, Cicero, Indiana; 38 years at Monterey Bay Academy, La Selva Beach, California)--I just wanted to post and mark this milestone in my life.

Here is a You Tube archive if you want to watch the Memorial Service that occured on September 1
( approx. 1 hour. )

Welcome – Pastor Van Bledsoe

“How Great Thou Art”
Nature Photos by Robert
sung by Cindi Palmer

Life Sketch – Donna Entze

“In the Garden”
sung by Cindi Palmer

Illustrations of Psalm 73:26 NLT – Pastor Van Bledsoe

My health may fail, 
and my spirit may grow weak, 
but God remains the strength of my heart;
He is mine forever.

Visual Life Sketch
“Morning Trumpet” - Performed by Donna Entze

In Lieu of Flowers the family would suggest donations be made to one of the following projects:
Monterey Bay Academy - Robert Baerg Memorial - Road Resurfacing Project
Online: [select OTHER, on the next page ....fill in the blank with R.Baerg - Road Resurfacing]
via Mail: MBA Alumni Office, 783 San Andreas Rd, La Selva Beach, CA 95076
Adobe Adventist Christian School
via mail:
9910 E Adobe Rd
Mesa, AZ 85207-5319

Rest in Peace, Daddy.  xoxoxo 


  1. Sending you and your family hugs. Keep those beautiful memories alive and he will always be with you!

  2. So sorry to hear about your dad. Losing a loved one is never easy. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  3. Hi Marlene, I am so sorry to hear of your father's death. He was a wonderful person, and I appreciated both him and your mother as my teachers at MBA. May God comfort you, your mother and Donna in your loss.

    In Hope of the Resurrection!

    Larry Davis