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Odie Ann Baker, 81, of Sequim passed away on June 17, 2012, from age-related causes.
Odie was born to John A. Kupka and Hatty Rudman on October 7, 1930, in Vaughn, Washington.
She graduated from high school and completed beauty school in California. Odie married Walter L. Baker on November 4, 1949, at Port Angeles Lutheran Church.
Mrs. Baker worked in various beauty shops throughout California. While in California, Odie attended Seventh-day Adventist Church.
After moving to the Olympic Peninsula in 1979, Mrs. Baker ran beauty shops in three separate nursing homes and care facilities in Port Angeles and Sequim.
Odie loved crafting, knitting, crochet, painting and sewing. She also enjoyed singing, dancing and playing the organ.
Mrs. Baker was preceded in death by her husband, Walter, who passed away February 22, 2007.
She is survived by her son, Shawn Baker (Deborah) of Port Angeles; daughter Marsha Barrell (George) of Apple Valley, California; daughter Shannon Carr (Robert) of Huntington Beach, California; sister Dolly Wilson of Gig Harbor; and one grandchild.
Private burial will be at Mount Angeles Memorial Park in Port Angeles.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County, 540 East Eighth Street, Port Angeles, WA 98362.
Sequim Valley Funeral Chapel is entrusted with arrangements.
Published in The Peninsula Daily News on June 21, 2012