Catherine Alnita Baker (1928 - 2017)

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Catherine Alnita Baker, 89, a resident of Las Vegas passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017 at Alta Vista Regional Hospital Following an extended Illness.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin Russell Baker Jr.; and her parents, Charley and Mattie Foraker Rikard and her beloved dogs, Honey, Lucky, and Cocoa.

She is survived by one son, Calvin Baker III, and wife, Alana, of Carlsbad; a daughter, Sheryl Sue Davidson and husband, Jr., of Warrensburg, Mo; a sister-in-law, Viola Baker of Moriarty; three grandchildren, Timon Blackburn, Elisha Peter Davidson and Elijah (John) Scott; five great-grandchildren, Gage, Barbie, Celsey, Jorden, and Mersadez; and her friends and caregivers, Lydia Palomino, Karen and Rod Billingsley, Muri Baker, Randy Campbell; and so many others.

She Was born in Clinton, Okla., on June 19, 1928, and received her teaching certificate from Texas A&I College in Kingsville.
On March 8, 1953, she was united in marriage to Calvin Russell Baker Jr. at First United Presbyterian Church. She worked at Murphey's Drug Store for 14/15 years and the joined her husband at Gordon's Jewelers. She was member of the Las Vegas Hospital Auxiliary for 50-plus years, the Las Vegas Garden Club, Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority. PEO, Supper Club, Coffee Club, and the Jewelers Association.She served at the First Presbyterian Church for years as Deacon, Elder, Card Ministry, and participated in Presbytery of Santa Fe. Her hobbies included playing the accordion and the piano, and entertaining.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday from the First United Presbyterian Church, 1000 Douglas Ave.
Pastor Katie Palmer will officiate. The interment will follow at 2:15 p.m. at the Santa Fe National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The First United Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 37, Las Vegas, N.M. 87701.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements are under the direction of Billy G. Rogers at Gonzales Funerals & Cremations, 2315 Hot Springs Blvd., 425-9319.
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Published in Las Vegas Optic on Sept. 3, 2017