Apr. 23, 1921 McBain Missaukee County Michigan, USA
Apr. 23, 2012 Cadillac Wexford County Michigan, USA
Eloise A. "Bubbles" Baker, of Cadillac, Michigan, died Monday, April 23, 2012, at the Curry House Assisted Living in Cadillac. She was 91 years old.
Eloise was born on April 23, 1921, in McBain, to Dennis and Laura (Rose) Cotter. She married Ivan Elmer Baker on July 15, 1946 in Wathena, Kansas, and he preceded her in death on May 25, 2006.
She graduated from McBain High School and had been employed at the Cadillac Girl Coat and the McBain Grain Company. Later, Eloise and her husband owned and operated Baker's Western Store in Cadillac for more than 40 years. She was affectionately known as "Bubbles." She enjoyed playing cards, family gatherings, and traveling, she spent 17 winters in Arizona. She was a sports fan and enjoyed watching the Lions, the Tigers, and the University of Michigan. She was most proud of her family.
She is survived by her daughters, Shelia Baker of Swartz Creek, Suzanne (Frank) Phillips of Cadillac, Sally (Russell) Bowen of Cadillac, and Jill (Jack) Cooley of Big Rapids; grandchildren, Jeff Phillips, Anna Phillips and her husband, Jon Low; a great-grandchild, Luke Phillips Low; step-grandchildren, Tammy (Chad) Campbell, David Bowen, and Randy Bowen; a step-great-grandchild, Christian Campbell; a sister, Donna (Duke) Silvers of Cadillac, and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, Ivan, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Dennis Jr., Manley, Virgil, and R.B. Earl Cotter, and her sisters, Eudora DuQuette, Marguerite Cook, Patsy Homan, and Gloria Stockwell.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 28, 2012, at the United Methodist Church of Cadillac, with the Rev. Thomas Ball and Parish Assistant, Judy Coffey, officiating.
Friends may meet the family one hour prior to services at the church. Her final resting place will be Maple Hill Cemetery in Cadillac.
Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church of Cadillac or to Hospice of Michigan.
Arrangements were made by the Peterson Funeral Home in Cadillac. An online guestbook is available at petersonfh.com