Barbara L. Baker, 85, died Dec. 6, 2021, at a Bangor hospital after a long illness. She was born in Otter Creek, Aug. 13, 1936, the daughter of Leslie L. and Bernice (Langley) Seeley.
Barbara graduated from Bar Harbor High School. After graduation, she went on to marry her English sweetheart, Gerald S. Baker. She was a military wife, as they traveled around the country and overseas and raised three children. After finally settling down in Ellsworth, she worked for The Ellsworth American before finally retiring to be a housewife. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting, reading and puzzles. Mom had a big heart and always gave of herself.
She is survived by daughter, Cheryl A. Larson; grandson, Troy E. Larson, both of Ellsworth; sister, Rosmond Walls and husband, Norman, of Otter Creek; nephew, Alan Dorr, of Franklin; special niece, Lisa Ranco, of Hancock and many more nieces, nephews and other family members and friends in Maine, England and across the country. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Gerald G. Baker; daughter, Maureen J. Baker, son, James W. Baker; and sisters, Anna, Arnona, Rozella and Patricia.
There will be no visitation or service at this time. A burial will be held at Otter Creek Cemetery in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Disabled Veterans National Foundation, 4601 Forbes Blvd., Suite 130, Lanham, MD 20706.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin St., Ellsworth.
Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.