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Virginia Flowers Baker
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Birth: Dec. 19, 1906, USA
Death: Apr. 14, 1966
Durham
Durham County
North Carolina, USA

Virginia Flowers Baker was a daughter of Robert Lee Flowers and Lily Speed Flowers, he the President of Duke University, Durham, NC. She was married on 8/22/1933 to Dr. Lenox Dial Baker, a son of James Daniel Baker and Dorothy "Doda" Lenox Baker of DeKalb and Texarkana, Texas. Dr. Baker later became Chief of Orthopaedics at Duke Hospital in 1938. They made their home in Durham, NC. Virginia graduated from the Madeira School in Washington, DC and from Smith College and studied French at the Sorbonne in Paris, France. She was the epitome of a charming, personable, well drssede southern lady. She belonged to the Hope Valley Garden Club (a book club) and to the Junior League of Durham. She enjoyed weekly bridge games with several close friends. She also enjoyed entertaining local friends as well as visiting medical associates of her husband's when they and their wives came to Durham; as well as going to out of town medical meetings and family vacations each summer at the Patricia Hotel in Myrtle Beach, SC. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Dr. and Mrs. Baker were the parents of two sons:
1. Robert Flowers Baker b. 1935 (m. Billie Faye Edwards, he an attorney in Durham, NC; and
2. Lenox Dial Baker, Jr., b. 1941 (m. Frances Watt, he a cardio-thoracic surgeon in Norfolk, VA. She was also later survived by seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. 
 
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  Lenox Dial Baker (1902 - 1995)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Maplewood Cemetery
Durham
Durham County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Martha Mitchem
Record added: Mar 04, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86213264
Virginia <i>Flowers</i> Baker
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Virginia <i>Flowers</i> Baker
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Virginia <i>Flowers</i> Baker
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