LYONS--Irma Baker, of Bal Harbour, Florida, and Blowing Rock, North Carolina, passed away peacefully in Pinehurst, NC on November 20. She was born in Brooklyn, NY, on October 3, 1918. She was predeceased by her second husband, Dr. James F. Lyons. Irma is survived by her daughter, Barbara Baker Beahn and son in law, Raymond A. Beahn of Linville, North Carolina, and three stepchildren, Louise Lyons, Patricia Lyons Corbett, and James F. Lyons Jr. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in her memory to her favorite charity, the Watauga Humane Society of Boone, North Carolina. A Memorial Mass will be held for her at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church on Miami Beach on Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 2pm, followed by a Celebration of her Life at Indian Creek Country Club.
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Published in The New York Times on Dec. 5, 2010