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 Grace Raymond <I>Baker</I> Dirlam

Grace Raymond Baker Dirlam

Tupelo, Lee County, Mississippi, USA
Death 9 Feb 2008 (aged 87)
Tupelo, Lee County, Mississippi, USA
Burial Marblehead, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
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Memorial ID 100021136 · View Source
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TUPELO -- Grace Raymond Baker Dirlam, 87, died Saturday, February 09, at her home in Tupelo.

She was born October 15, 1920, in Tupelo, the daughter of Dale Raymond and Word Baker and was educated in the Tupelo Public Schools. She was graduated from Mississippi State College for Women (now MUW) and received a Masters Degree in Retailing from New York University in New York City.

For ten years she was head of the Womens Department at Reeds Store in Tupelo. Before that, she was a buyer at Marshall Fields in Chicago and at the Dayton Co. in Minneapolis.

Grace Dirlam began her career teaching in the public schools of Mississippi and at her Alma Mater, MSCW.

She was known for her support of the community and for her generosity in all things, and she was loved by everyone who knew her.

She leaves her sisters, Dale Doherty of Tupelo, and Jean Butler of Jackson, Miss.; her nephews George Doherty of San Francisco, Nicholas Doherty and wife Juliana of Ashland, Oregon, and Raymond Doherty of New York City; and her great nephew and great niece Liam and Lilla Dale Doherty of Ashland, Oregon. She also leaves her close first cousins, Frances Joyner and Jack Reed of Tupelo, and many other cousins.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Arland Dirlam of Marblehead, Mass. and her parents.

A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Monday, February 11, 2008, at the First United Methodist Church in Tupelo with interment in the Marblehead Township Cemetery in Marblehead, Mass.

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