Ella Marie Baker, 95, of Ashton, passed away on Nov. 4, 2010. She was born on April 24, 1915 in Red Lodge, Mont. to Orville J. Roysdon and Helen Marie Ingram. She spent most of her young life living in Montana, Utah, Wyoming and Idaho.
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Ella met Joseph William Baker in Ashton, and they married Feb. 28, 1936. They had four children, Joseph William, Jr., Richard, Edward and Mary. They made their living farming and ranching on the original Baker Spring Homestead in Ashton. They enjoyed taking their children traveling to many different places like Montana, California, Canada and Nevada. After raising her family and the passing of her husband, she continued to travel extensively with her sisters and family.
She was active in the following organizations: Ashton Community United Methodist Church, Florence Circle of the Methodist Church, Clover Leaf Rebekah Lodge, Ashton Senior Citizens and the Ashton Flea Market.
She is survived by her children, Richard (Susan) Baker of Ashton, Edward Baker of Idaho Falls and Mary (Dick) Nedrow of Ashton; a sister, Nannetta Ghormley of Ashton; grandchildren Shawna (Sean) Maupin, James Baker, Bret Nedrow, Jodi (Bill) Bishoff, Amanda Baker and six great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband; son Joseph William, Jr.; a brother, Maurice Roysdon; and a sister, Lura Isaacs.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, at the Ashton Community United Methodist Church, 178 S. Fifth Street. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 10 to 10:45 a.m. prior to services at the church. Burial will be in the Pineview Cemetery under the direction of Baxter Funeral Home. Donations in memory of Ella can be made to the Ashton Living Center, P.O. Box 838, Ashton, ID 83420.
Published in Rexburg Standard Journal on Nov. 6, 2010