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 Marion Irene <I>Bickford</I> Baker

Marion Irene Bickford Baker

Ashland, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA
Death 13 Aug 2013 (aged 89)
Franklin, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, USA
Burial Ashland, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA
Memorial ID 67510501 · View Source
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Marion is the daughter of Earl M. and Edna (Burson) Bickford.

Marion was born May 27, 1924, daughter to Earl M. Bickford and Edna (Burson) Bickford in her childhood home on North Main Street, Ashland, where she lived until her health continued to fail six years ago.

She graduated in 1942, Valedictorian of her class at Ashland High School, and also graduated in 1945, from Notre Dame School of Nursing, in Manchester. Marion married Harold Paul Baker in 1947 along with her sister Mildred who married Roger (Roddie) Marcroft in a double ceremony on the lawn of their same childhood home. Fifty years later in 1997 was held the celebration of both marriages with many family and friends on the same lawn.

She worked for a nursing home in Ashland, also several private duty nursing jobs while raising a family of four. Sixteen years later she started nursing at Sceva Speare Memorial Hospital. Marion retired in 1994 from the obstetrics department of Speare Memorial Hospital, Plymouth.
She was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Harold, a younger sister Olive (Bickford) Cote, a sister in-law Christine Bickford, and a brother in-law Roger Marcroft.
She is survived by an older brother Earl M. Bickford Jr. of Houston, Texas, a sister Mildred (Bickford) Marcroft of Randolph, Vt. ,a brother in-law Harry Cote of New Hampton, and their families, a daughter Jane, her husband Ed Doggett, and three sons, Paul of Hanford, Cali., his companion Laurie Bissig of Laton, Cali., Sheila (Young) Baker of Clovis, Cali., Eric, his wife Jackie (Hennessey) of Center Harbor and David, his wife Debbie (Hayes) of Bryant Pond, Maine

Marion delighted in sharing in the lives of her nine grandchildren and her 10 great-grandchildren. The oldest Tracie (Baker) Moreau, her husband Jim, their sons Spencer and Justin, Marcie Baker, her daughters Lexi and Laci, Gregory Baker, Jodi Baker, her twins Cody and Makenna, Matthew Baker, Kristen (Doggett) Manning, her husband Michael and her daughter Lydia Morgan Payne, Marc, his wife Jenni (Lavoie) Doggett, Nicole (Baker)Woodward, her husband Tim, their daughter Kendall and son Kaleb, and Ryan, his wife Kara (Christensen) Baker, and their son Wyatt. A graveside service at Green Grove Cemetery in Ashland will be held Saturday September 21, 2013, at 11 a.m.

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Family Stone: Bickford
Footstone: Marion Bickford | Baker | 1924 —




  • Created by: BL Hughes
  • Added: 27 Mar 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 67510501
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Marion Irene Bickford Baker (27 May 1924–13 Aug 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 67510501, citing Green Grove Cemetery, Ashland, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA ; Maintained by BL Hughes (contributor 46868943) .