Kenai resident Rosemary E. Baker, 84, died Friday, June 10, 2011, at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna.
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No services are planned. Her ashes will be laid to rest in Shady Point, Okla., next to her husband.
Rosemary was born March 5, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois. She graduated from University High School in West Los Angeles, Calif. She also attended business school in Los Angeles. She was a self-employed furniture restorer and retired from that work in 1998. She had also previously lived in Poteau, Okla. and Santa Monica, Calif. before moving to Kenai to live with her daughter and son-in-law.
Rosemary's hobbies and special interests included furniture restoring, design and dressmaking. She had taught drafting and clothing design in Southern California.
After moving to Alaska, the Forget-Me-Not Center in Kenai was a significant part of her daily life. The support and friendship she received from friends at Forget-Me-Not Center was valuable to Rosemary and her family.
"We want to thank our friends and family in the Kenai community. Mom couldn't have received the package of wonderful care without your help. Rosemary was a true lady and will be greatly missed by all who love her still," her family said.
Rosemary was preceded in death by her husband, Mel Baker.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Janell and Don Weller of Kenai; sons, David Bruce Jarick of Pacific Grove, Calif., and Jeff Jarick of Pocola, Okla.; brother, John Moore of Los Angeles; and five grandchildren.
Arrangements were by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.
Peninsula Memorial Chapel
5839 Kenai Spur Hwy.
Kenai, AK 99611
Published in The Peninsula Clarion on June 15, 2011