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 Goldie Allison <I>Hutson</I> Baer

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Goldie Allison Hutson Baer

  • Birth 18 Dec 1922 Mountain Grove, Wright County, Missouri, USA
  • Death 22 May 2010 Glendale, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
  • Burial Greenfield, Hancock County, Indiana, USA
  • Plot Lot 179 Grave 5 Section 1
  • Memorial ID 63819698

Former Alaska resident Goldie Allison Baer, 87, died May 22, 2010, in Glendale, Ariz., with all four daughters at her side.

A service will be Sept. 13 at Park Cemetery in Greenfield, Ind., where she will be intered alongside her husband.

The oldest of eight children, Goldie was born Dec. 18, 1922, in Mountain Grove, Mo., to Roy and Maude Hutson. She married Earl Allison in 1940. Goldie's husband passed away at an early age, leaving her to raise her daughters on her own. Goldie first came to Alaska in 1947. Housing was limited in Anchorage at that time so Goldie, her four daughters and their dog lived in a tent in Mountain View until a home became available.

Goldie managed several restaurants in Anchorage. In the 1950s, she owned the Corral Cafe. During the building of the pipeline, Goldie was elected president of the Local 878 Hotel & Restaurant Union. From 1965 to 1972, Goldie was elected and served as secretary of the Central Labor council. She also served as delegate to Alaska Alliance of Hotel and Restaurant Employees and Bartenders, and the State Federation of Labor. Goldie was very proud of her accomplishments, which included negotiating retirement benefits for culinary workers on the pipeline. Goldie was well-known and admired for her honesty, reliability and exceptional work ethic.

Goldie's favorite hobbies were quilting and gardening. She was an excellent cook, passing on many of her favorite recipes to her daughters and granddaughters. Goldie enjoyed spending quality time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. After living in Alaska for 50 years, Goldie retired and moved to Arizona to live in the same neighborhood as her four daughters and their families.

Prior to her death, Goldie was in the process of compiling her memoires in order to write a book about her life in Alaska and her time spent in service to the union.

Survivors include her four daughters, Peggy Lyon (Reuben), Judy Hoffenkamp (Dave), Nancy Travers (Loren), and Ditty Curtis; sisters, Sylvia Pyle, Nellie Aldridge, Maxine Holt and Betty Johnson; brothers, Leroy Hutson and Donald Hutson; 10 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

Goldie was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Allison, and her brother, Troy Hutson.

Published in from June 23 to June 24, 2010





  • Created by: Ms. Clyde
  • Added: 6 Jan 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 63819698
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Goldie Allison Hutson Baer (18 Dec 1922–22 May 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 63819698, citing Park Cemetery, Greenfield, Hancock County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Ms. Clyde (contributor 46994776) .