Jordan Daniel Baker, 31, of Mesa passed away suddenly on Thursday, January 13th, 2022. He was the beloved son of Mark and Cindy Baker, from Queen Creek and big brother to Evan, 29, and Emma, 25.
Jordan was born in Arlington Heights, Illinois and lived his childhood and early adult life in Cary IL and then Elgin IL. He moved to Arizona in 2015 with his family where he began his education and training to become a radiology tech. Within the last few months, he also obtained his CT certification in Computed Tomography. He was employed at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix and took great joy in working within that hospital and CT department. He loved his work and felt as though this was his life passion and calling.
Jordan was a recovering Alcoholic, having obtained his sobriety on 11/1/11 at the age of 21. He remained faithful to his recovery and sobriety, being actively involved in AA meetings both in Illinois and Arizona. He felt most fulfilled when he was helping a fellow brother or sister with the steps and he did this countless times with people. His last meeting was the night before he passed.
Jordan had a close personal relationship with his Heavenly Father, and his Savior Jesus Christ. He fully accepted the grace gift of Salvation that is only given through Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross. He attended Central Christian Church in Mesa and used God’s grace, love, peace, and mercy daily and maintained his sobriety one day at a time.
Jordan loved Hard Rock music and Marvel movies. He was a sports enthusiast and passionately followed NBA basketball and UFC fights. Fight nights at the Baker home were a routine date whenever they occurred.
Jordan was also a quiet, reflective man, who understood that the most important responsibility to a person on earth was to bring Glory to God and to reach out to his fellow men, both in faith and in recovery. He lived this daily and put aside as many earthly obstacles as possible to focus on his mission. His smile would light up a room and his humor and laugh were infectious to those who witnessed it. He was especially close with his family and our family gatherings were always appreciated and never taken for granted.
His family will have a private service for him on Tuesday, Jan 18th.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to GIT (Get It Together) of Chandler, the AA meeting place that was such an important part of Jordan’s life and ministry at: http://chandleraa.com/contributions/