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 Dorothy Alice <I>Dow</I> Baker

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Dorothy Alice Dow Baker

WINDSOR -- Dorothy Alice Dow Baker, 90, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 11, 2009, at the home of Scott and Kyle Pierce in Weeks Mills. Dot, a longtime resident of Windsor, was born in Vassalboro on Dec. 27, 1918, the daughter of the late Elmer Dow, Jr. and Laverna (Colbath) Dow. She was the oldest of five siblings.
Dot was a graduate of Erskine Academy in 1936, where she participated in women's basketball and school plays. She was very close to her sister, Frances, when they were growing up. Dot attended Gates Business College following high school. She served in the military during World War II for two years, joining the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps. She attended the Midland Radio and Television School Inc., in Kansas City, Mo., and completed basic training with the C832 Regiment in Oglethorpe, Ga., in 1943.
On May 5, 1945, she married Robert Baker of Lima, Ill. - a survivor of Pearl Harbor - a marriage that lasted 63 years.
Dot was predeceased by her sisters, Francis Newton, Corrine Mason and Thelma Dow; her niece, Joanne Mason; and her nephew, David Newton.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Baker, of Windsor; her son, Dewey and his wife, Judy Baker, of Windsor; her granddaughter, Lisa and her husband, Avery Glidden, of Palermo; her grandson, Robbie Baker, of China; her brother, Bernard and his wife, Bessie Dow, of Windsor; her sister, Margaret and her husband, Vaughn Pierce, of Weeks Mills; a brother-in-law, Ernest Newton, of Windsor; seven great-grandchildren, Brooke, Nicole, Abigail, Brock and Boe Glidden, of Palermo, and Alec and Isaac Baker, of China; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Interment will be in Rest Haven Cemetery in the spring. (Kennebec Journal 3/13/2009)


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  • Created by: Bev Winship
  • Added: 21 Jan 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 46947642
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dorothy Alice Dow Baker (27 Dec 1918–11 Mar 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 46947642, citing Resthaven Cemetery, Windsor, Kennebec County, Maine, USA ; Maintained by Bev Winship (contributor 46831240) .