WASHINGTON, D.C. — Kailyn Jade Baldwin, 19 and a half months, of Leonardtown, Md., and Maine, became an angel on Saturday, April 17, at Children’s Hospital in Washington, D.C.
Kailyn was born September 5, 2008 at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, the beloved daughter of Brad and Casey (Black) Baldwin.
Kailyn was the beautiful redhead with big blue eyes and a radiant smile. She loved climbing into the recliner to snuggle with her Momma. She was an amazing big sister to Izabella, giving her hugs and kisses and rubbing her head. When Bella would cry in the truck, Kailyn would shoosh her and rock her carseat to calm her down. Kailyn loved to work on cars with her daddy and Uncle Chris. She would put bolts into holes and find random parts to poke with a screwdriver because they “needed” to be poked. She was curious and fearless, exploring everything and every place she could get. She loved water, from the bathtub to mud puddles, to the smallest pool of water on the porch; it was hers to play in. Kailyn loved to help Momma with everything. She would help with the dishes, especially with the bubbles because they “needed” to be played with. She helped with laundry, standing on a stool to hand dirty laundry to Momma, and when it was done, she would pull the clothes out of the dryer so she could climb in and blow her nose on the dryer sheet.
Her favorite shows were Dragontales, Clifford, and the Backyardigans. She loved to dance and spin in circles until she fell down laughing. She also said “hi,” even if she had just seen you two minutes before. When she left, she was quick to say goodbye. Kailyn had just learned to share from her new BFF Jenna. She loved spending time with her cousins in Maine. No matter where Kailyn was or what she was doing, she lit up the room and made everyone smile. She was loved by everyone she touched. Mommy and Daddy love you, Baby Girl, and we will see you when we get there.
Kailyn is survived by her parents; sister, Samantha Baldwin of Beaufort, S.C.; baby sister, Izabella Baldwin of Leonardtown, Md.; grandparents, Everett and Jo Baldwin of Rocky Comfort, Mo.; and Randy and Robin (Tozier) Black of Cambridge; aunts, C.J. Tabor and husband, Charlie, of Cassville, Mo.; Amanda St. Clair and husband, Mark, of Monmouth; Leesa St. Laurent and husband, A.J., of Readfield; “special aunts”, Jennifer Keisacker of Md., and Cassandra Linton of Augusta; “special uncles,” Christopher Reinhart, Joe Earley, Brian Nestler, Nathan Loper, Jason Everhart and wife ,Deb, all of the U.S. Navy; and Peter Chick of Monmouth; cousins, Thomas and Ryleigh Tabor of Cassville, Mo.; Abigail Pinard, Anna Pinard, and Kameron St. Clair, all of Monmouth; and “special cousins”, Jenna and Jaida Everhart of Md.; several great aunts, uncles and cousins, great-grandparents, Ronald and Sue Baldwin of Cottonwood, Ariz.; Don and Evelyn Proctor of Sarcoxie, Mo.; Wilton “Grandpa Sonny,” and Cyndi Black of Litchfield; and Alton and Barbara Gray of Anthony, Fla.
Kailyn was predeceased by great uncle, “Bus” Stevens; great-grandmother Arlene Black; great-great grandmother, Sheila “Nanny” Clarke; and cousin, Aiden Tozier.