Longtime Eagle River resident and business owner, Alva Baker passed peacefully of natural causes with family by her side at Guiding Light Assisted Living Home in Eagle River, Alaska on November 8, 2013. In her 81 years of life, Alva was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, auntie and friend to many. She will be remembered as a woman who loved her family and would do anything for them. Family and friends were truly blessed by her kindness, tireless work ethic, business savvy, and good sense of humor. Alva is preceded in death by her parents, Caleb Ray and Mattie McDonald; husbands, Drexel Wade, Clarence LaMay, and John Baker; her siblings, Ruth Floyd, Bill McDonald and Dorothy Davis and Alva's daughter, JoEllen Whaley.
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She is survived by her daughter, Connie and son-in-law, John Sumrall; grandchildren, Amy Jordan, Chad Rofidal, Stephanie and Scott Caple, Seth and Shana Whaley, Luke Whaley, Jessica and Monte Milwicz, Amanda Whaley, Stephen W. Whaley, 15 great-grandchildren children and many nieces and nephews.
To honor Alva's wishes, no funeral services will be held.
Published in Alaska Dispatch News from Dec. 1 to Dec. 2, 2013