Myrtle C. Baker
Contributed by: Lynn Esty
She was born March 4, 1930 , at home in Amsden, VT, the daughter of Asiel Town and Julia Merrill. She graduated from Springfield High School. She married Raymond Baker and lived her entire life in Weathersfield.
She was self-employed and cleaned houses for many people and doctors in Weathersfield and Springfield. She also was a journalist, baby-sitter and backbone of every cause in the center. She was an active member for many years of the Weathersfield Center Church, TOPS, 25-plus years and the Historical Society.
She was an avid fundraiser and dedicated Republican. She gave more than 60 pints of blood to the Red Cross.
She is survived by two sons, Robert Baker of North Springfield and Richard Baker of Springfield; three granddaughters and one grandson, seven great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by one son, Rodney Baker; and her husband, Richard Baker.
A graveside service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, September 10 at the Ascutneyville Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, make donations in Myrtle Baker's name to the Weathersfield War Memorial (Henry Cobb.)
Monday, August 29, 2011