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Mary Helen Baker

June 24, 1920 — June 13, 2012

Mary Helen Baker God saw you getting tired. He did what he thought was best. He put his around you and said, come and rest . He opened up His golden gates on June 13, 2012 and with his arms around you, you gently slipped away. Mary went home to be with her Lord on June 13, 2012. Mary Helen was born in Naylor, Missouri on June 24, 1920 to Andrew and Anna Bickers. She married Otta H. Baker on October 5, 1935 and they had three children. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew Jefferson and Anna W. (Bishop) Bickers; Sister Vay Marie Lester in 1962; brother Jerry Bickers in 1993; her husband Otta on June 29, 1971; and her daughter Carolyn Ann Burns on October 10, 2005. Mary lived her early married years in Gobles, Michigan then she moved to Long Beach, California in 1954. During Mary s lifetime, Otta and Mary owned operated a chicken restaurant managed apartment buildings and from 1966 to 1976 she worked at Swedlow Inc. in Garden Grove, California. She left Garden Grove for health reasons and moved closer to family in Yucaipa, California. She lived in Yucaipa until 2006 than moved back to Plainwell, Michigan to be with family. Mary lived each day for the Lord who gave her strength and love to share with us all. She loved to go shopping, decorating her apartment and spending time with family and friends. Mary s family includes her two sons, Jimmy (Barbara) Baker of Ferndale, Washington and Jerry (Carol) Baker of Hemet, California; son-in- law, Jim Burns of Baja, Mexico; sister-in-law, Elaine Bickers of Lady Lake, Florida; 7 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephew, included Bonnie (Bob) Harter of Kalamazoo. Services will be held at Melrose Abbey Memorial Park 2303 S. Manchester Ave. Anaheim, Ca on Thursday June 21, 2012 at 11:00 am. Emmerson Bartlett assisted the family with arrangements.

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