Rose Kathleen Joyce Baker, age 82, of Blowing Rock and Melbourne, Florida, passed away Tuesday, October 24, 2017.
A native of Bromley, London, UK, she resided in England, Spain and the U.S.A. She was a Registered Nurse, seamstress, volunteer at various hospitals and homes for challenged children, mother, housewife, jobsite foreman, Master Gardener, Yacht Club organizer (Commodore Melbourne Yacht Club 1996), and Queen Bee of the home.
She was a friend, confidant, and purveyor of well-intended advice whether you wanted it or not.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Bill Baker, one son Stevan, two daughters Caron and Larisa Ann, and 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
A short service will be conducted Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. in the Austin & Barnes Funeral Home Chapel.A Celebration of Life will be held later this year. Online condolences may be shared with the Baker family at our website www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com.
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Baker family.