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Trina Baze

April 26, 1957 — February 6, 2024

Trina Denise Baze passed away peacefully on February 6, 2024, after battling breast cancer for four years. She was 66 years old.

Trina was a beloved mother, grandmother, and friend. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Lee Baze. Trina is survived by her daughters, Tracy (Cor) Dehle-Jones and Taylor (Kasey) Hemesath, and her six cherished grandchildren.

Trina's journey in life was marked by remarkable resilience and purpose. After traversing the country's horse tracks for years as owners and trainers, Trina and her family settled in Spokane, where they became integral members of the community at the Playfair racetrack. Together with her late husband, Kenny, Trina trained horses until the track's closure in 2000, leaving behind a legacy of dedication and passion for equine care.

An advocate at heart, Trina was deeply committed to animal welfare. In 2014, she co-founded Annie's Horse Acres, a sanctuary dedicated to rescuing horses from both on and off the racetrack. Her fervent advocacy extended beyond the sanctuary's fences; she tirelessly worked to raise awareness about the transportation of horses for slaughter. Trina was particularly proud of her impassioned speech at the state capitol in Olympia, urging lawmakers to enact laws banning this inhumane practice.

In addition to her advocacy for animals, Trina was a fierce advocate for workers' rights. For nearly two decades, in addition to tending bar, she served as a union shop steward, representing and defending the rights of food and beverage workers at the Spokane Airport. Her dedication to her coworkers and her unwavering commitment to justice left an indelible mark on her community.

A small service will be held at 10:00 am at Tahoma National Cemetery on 2/23/24. A celebration of life will be hosted by her daughters on Trina's birthday, 4/26/24.

Trina's legacy of compassion, advocacy, and resilience will continue to inspire all who were fortunate enough to know her. In honor of Trina's lifelong dedication to animal welfare, the family kindly requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations in Trina's name be made to Horse Harbor Foundation at the following web address:

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Friday, February 23, 2024

10:00 - 10:30 am (Pacific time)

Tahoma National Cemetery

18600 SE 240th St, Kent, WA 98042

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Friday, April 26, 2024

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