Betty Rachel Baker GECK

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GECK, Betty Rachel Baker passed away April 26, 2014. She was born Sept. 2, 1929 in Montgomery, AL, the daughter of Thomas and Margaret Baker. Betty is preceded in death by her husband, Wallace Edward Geck. Betty is survived by her two children, daughter, Heidi Geck Morris (John) of Tampa and son, Joseph Geck (Susan) of Hickory, NC; two grandchildren, Rachel Morris and Joseph Morris. Betty graduated from Sydney Lanier High School in Montgomery, and became a registered nurse at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, LA. She also served in the United States Air Force Reserve Nursing working for the Veterans Administration in Ann Arbor, MI. After moving to Tampa in 1975, Betty worked at University Community Hospital and retired from a career in nursing from Town and Country Hospital in 1991. Betty enjoyed playing bingo and working out with her girlfriends at the gym. An avid Tampa Bay Rays baseball fan, she could be seen in her later years using a Louisville Slugger baseball bat as a walking cane. Most of all she, enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren at the beach playing in the sand or playing card games. A memorial gathering will be held Wednesday, April 30, from 4-6 pm at Brewer and Sons Funeral Home, West Hills-borough Ave, Tampa. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to LifePath Hospice.
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Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services
7701 W. Hillsborough Ave.
Tampa, FL 33615
813-887-4991
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Apr. 29, 2014
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