Geraldine Mae BakerMay 22, 1928 ~ October 15, 2017 (age 89)
Geraldine Mae Baker
May 22, 1928- October 15, 2017
Gerrie Baker was born on May 22, 1928. She was raised in Wauseon, Ohio. Her parents were Anna and Henry Franks. She graduated from Wauseon High School in 1946 and still stayed in touch with her graduating class. Gerrie lived in Seven Hills in Hemet since 1996 and was an active in many of their clubs and organizations.
She passed away from a brain hemorrhage when she lost her balance and fell while seated at the side of her bed. She was wearing her medic alert button and the paramedics were there in five minutes. She didn’t want to go to the hospital, saying she was okay and defiantly walked to the living room. Her best friend Brunie was there and told her she’s going. She agreed. She was joking with the paramedics until a couple of blocks from the hospital, when she lost consciousness. She never woke up after that and twenty-one hours later, she passed away on October 15,2017 in Moreno Valley, California.
Gerrie was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Baker who passed in 2001. She is survived by her son, Terry Larned and daughter, Denise Shanks, three grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren, the oldest is twenty-one.
A Celebration of Life for Gerrie will be November 11, 2017 at 11:00am at Seven Hills Community Clubhouse. Gerrie had many fond and happy memories there, she insisted that her service be held there so that it would be close to her friends.
Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free
I'm following the path God laid for me.
I took His hand when I heard him call;
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way;
I found that place at the close of the day.
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss;
Ah yes, these things, I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full, I savored much;
Good friends, good times, a loved ones touch.
Perhaps my time seems all too brief;
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me,
God wanted me now, He set me free.