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Lillian Irene Baker


Last updated 9/13/2018 at Noon

Lillian Irene Baker would like to let you know that her work here is done. She had an offer that she could not resist which comes with a huge signing bonus which is a reunion with her husband Scotty and daughter Jessie as well as many other friends and family.

There she will be singing again, which she has missed dearly, and dining and dancing with no pounds gained. She has praised our Lord Jesus Christ for many years, knowing that whatever the outcome she would be filled with joy, and now as she sees Him face to face she is truly at home.

She left September 7 from East Adams Rural Hospital. Her courage and trust in God was an inspiration to so many in her life.

She was born in Prince Rupert British Columbia on October 9, 1936. She was a full blood Native American of the Haida Gwaii tribe.

She was separated from many of her siblings and put in foster care at a young age but was able to go to Prairie Bible Institute for high school and college in Three Hills Alberta which is where she met the love of her life, Scotty.

After her graduation they moved to California where they lived with his parents until they could have the wedding. They moved to the Bellingham area around 1968 and stayed in Whatcom County for many years where Lily did so many jobs.

She was a social worker, waitress, realtor, front desk clerk, she ran a thrift store and worked in factories. She was a caregiver for many years and even was Caregiver of the year.

She renewed her CNA license just a few years ago when she was about 80! She even worked as a caregiver just a few months ago. She did not like to quit.

Besides playing the piano her other absolutely greatest joy was helping people. She either crocheted them afghans or made them food. In her life she spent thousands of dollars on yarn to make things and give them away. She was the most generous person I have ever known.

She is survived by her daughter Tina Saint John, and granddaughters, Faith and Grace Saint John, as well as son James Baker, his wife Sue and their daughters Jasmine and Hope.

A memorial no host luncheon will be held at Mi Jalisco Mexican restaurant at 214 W Main Avenue, Ritzville, Saturday Oct 20 from 1-2:30. Please call 659-0355 to make a reservation and come tell a memory about how Lily touched your life.

In lieu of flowers, she would love everyone to donate food or money to her other passion, The Ritzville Food Pantry, where she volunteered. They need food all year.


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