Irene Baker (1919 - 2008)

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    - Dennis Baker
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Irene (Ross) Baker, 88, of Bozeman passed away the morning of Thursday, May 22, 2008.

She was born June 23, 1919, in Manhattan, one of 14 children to the late Ray and Lena Ross.

Irene married Chester R. Baker in November 1935. Together, they had five children: Joe, Dorothy, Thomas, and twins, Ronald and Donald.

She enjoyed gardening and quilting, but most of all she enjoyed her family.

Survivors include her children: Joe (Joann) Baker of Three Forks, Dorothy (Don) Wahl and Thomas (Betty) Baker, both of Bozeman, Ronald (Mary) Baker of Kalispell, and Donald (Noralynn) Baker of Deer Lodge; 12 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews; as well as sisters, Vernia Danley, Lucille Hedrick, Ida Mae Rush, Velma Uylak, Bertie (Harold) Turnley, Patty (Rocky) Stonebraker, and Cora (Don) Nelson; and brothers, Carl (Clydine) Ross, Walter Joe (Maurine) Ross, and Ray (Estelle) Ross.

Irene was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Chester; two sisters, Dolly and Edith; and a brother, Clyde.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 2, at Sunset Memorial Cemetery.

Condolences to the family may be made at
Funeral Home
Dahl Funeral Chapel
300 Highland Boulevard
Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 586-5298
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Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on May 28, 2008
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