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Maxine J. Baker


1932 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Maxine J. Baker Obituary
Maxine J. Baker "Max" January 16, 1932 - July 28, 2013 On July 28, 2013, Maxine "Max" Baker peacefully left her home to follow the Lord to her forever home. On Monday, August 5th at 10:00 AM there will be graveside services at Greenlawn Cemetery on River Boulevard. Max was a quiet, loving Mother, Nana, Grami and friend. She lived most of her life in Bakersfield and Tennessee. She often shared many of her stories about life growing up in early Bakersfield while attending local schools. She was very proud to be a member of the 1948 graduating class of Kern Union High. Aside from her love for her family, over the years Max enjoyed her many Bowling Buddies, the "Old Lady Lunches", and her many, many Postal friends she accumulated over her 30 years with the United States Post Office. She always enjoyed doing her cross stitching, quilting, eating cookies, and attending her "kids" sporting events. However, let us not forget her love of cheeseburgers and Dewar's Black and Whites. Those left to remember Max and her love for them are her brothers, George Russell and Steve Towle. Her children, Terry Pritchard, Donna (Michael) Underwood, Beverley (Richard) Copeland, Ed (Tammy) Pritchard, Randy Pritchard, and Rusty Baker. Nana's GrandKids, Shelby (Monica) Munn, Kimberley (Jason) Balasis, Sean (Jennifer) Underwood, Adam (Kristie) Pritchard, Ryan Pritchard, Tiffany Munn, Keri Tew, Brian Munn, Dustan Pritchard, Jade and Javen Pritchard, and Madison Baker. Grami's GreatGrandKids, Jacob Munn, Kayley McAfee, Ezra Munn, Christian Balasis, Peyton Pritchard, and Gracie Underwood. Max's "Family by Heart" members and her beloved cat - Zoomer. Max's family extends a special thank you to Dr. Ashraf-Alim and his staff for their care and compassion for our Mom. We also extend a special thank you to Optimal Hospice for their guidance, kindness, and their generosity of time in the care of our Mom. In lieu of flowers, Mom would love for you to make a donation to the and then go enjoy your favorite cheeseburger, fish and chips, or just have a Dewar's Black and White. www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Aug. 3, 2013
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