|Birth: ||Sep. 12, 1911|
|Death: ||Jul. 26, 2006|
Agnes Lillian Baker was born September 12, 1911, in Seattle to John and Minnie Ferguson and passed away July 26, 2006, in Wenatchee at the age of 94. She spent her early years growing up along the Columbia River at Red Apple, near Orondo, with her parents and brothers, Gordon and Ernest. Graduated from Cleveland High School in Seattle. Attended the University of Washington for two years where she majored in Botany. She married Irwin Baker June 2, 1939, and they lived for the next year and a half in Alaska, the only place to find work at the time.
They moved back to Seattle, where they would spend the next 38 years raising their three children. During this time she was a homemaker and sold Tupperware, a career where she could be home when the kids came home from school. In her later years, she was a professional babysitter. She and Irwin were long time members of University Presbyterian Church in Seattle. In 1979, Agnes and Irwin retired to 'the ranch', a portion of the original property where she grew up on the Columbia. They spent the next 19 years thriving, caring for, and reaping the rewards of, a 'ripe off the tree' small fruit orchard, a large vegetable garden and lovely roses. They made many friends in the area during this time and found it to be the perfect place on the river to share with family and friends and to bask in the beauty of the countryside. After they could no longer manage the property, they moved to Spokane in 1998. Following Irwin's death in October 2000, Agnes moved back to Wenatchee, to the countryside that she most loved, and where she was content to reminisce about her early years on the Columbia River, her memories of Alaska, and her family. Loving mother to Cliff Baker (Steph) Seattle, Lois Taylor (Rich) Spokane and Gladys Baker (Scott Mason) Woodinville; three surviving grandchildren, Brian (Marie) Taylor and Dan ( Danita) Taylor, Spokane and Claudia Baker, Seattle; four great-grandchildren, Rachel and Sara Taylor, Anna and Abby Taylor, all of Spokane; and two nephews, Roland (Dorothy) Ferguson, Issaquah, WA and Roger Ferguson, Oregon. She was preceded in death by her loving husband for 61 years, Irwin in 2000; grandson, Jesus Baker in 1990; and brothers, Gordon and Ernest Ferguson. She will be missed by family and friends.
Memorial Service Saturday August 26, 2006, 2 p.m. at Orondo Community Church, Orondo, WA with reception following at the church. Private Interment at Orondo Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made to Dollars for Scholars, Orondo School, or The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Arrangements assisted by Telford's Chapel of the Valley, East Wenatchee.
John B Ferguson (1858 - 1943)
Minnie H Ferguson (1871 - 1946)
R Irwin Baker (1914 - 2000)*
Orondo Community Cemetery
Created by: Teresa
Record added: Mar 21, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35033709
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