Risé Kim Baize, our beloved mother, sister, grandmother, and aunt, went to be in the arms of Jesus on March 24, 2020. In support of our city officials and the health of our community, no other guests will be permitted to attend the in-person event at this time. Risé’s immediate family members will gather to celebrate her life of 64 years at 2:00 pm on Monday, March 30, 2020, at Lake Ridge Chapel. Family and friends are invited to share memories and expressions of sympathy for the family to cherish in the area provided below the obituary and view a live stream of her service by selecting the celebration of life link above.
Risé Kim was born on April 10, 1955, to Zyra and Marjorie Snider Nordyke in Lubbock, Texas. She grew up loving dance, music, art, and animals. She enjoyed tennis, painting, gardening, and spending time with family and friends. She graduated from Coronado High School in 1973. During her school years, she often made spending money drawing portraits as well as landscapes. Shortly after graduation, she moved to Arizona at which time, she married Eddie Duarte. They had a daughter Lisa Marie in 1976. Kim was widowed in 1977 at the young age of 22. She returned to Lubbock and eventually married Winston Baize. They had a son, Dustin Baize. Kim was one of seven children and naturally accepted the role of a parent with her siblings. Kim’s compassion and natural parenting skills carried on to her nieces and nephews. She was the daycare of choice by her sibling while they were working. She was always seen with a baby on her hip or on her lap. She had a heart of gold and took care of family members including her father and mother-in-law. She had quite the green thumb, was the calm in any storm, and also fostered many animals. She was known to give the “shirt off of her back” for not only family but others as well. She truly lived by the “Golden Rule”.
Survivors include her children’s father, Winston Baize; three sons, Dustin Ryan Baize, and girlfriend, Vania Mann; Joel Baize and wife, Kim; and Michael Baize; two daughters, Lisa Marie Frizzell, and husband, Anthony; and Cindy Baize; seven grandchildren, Anthony Frizzell, Jessica Frizzell, George Bradley Frizzell, Annabelle Grace Frizzell, Luke Johnson, Levi Baize, Liam Baize; three brothers, Phil Nordyke, and wife, Nancy; Mark Dwight Nordyke and wife, Kate; and Lance; three sisters, Laura Jayne Hurley, and husband, Les; Greer Suzzette Rietz, and Nancy Nordyke Wood. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Zyra and Marjorie Nordyke.