BAKER Anna Louise (nee Gorman), 90, of Glendale on July 22, 2011. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Baker; loving mother of Linda (Robert) Russo; loving grandmother of Isabella Russo; dear sister, step-mother, step-grandmother, step-great-grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend.
Anna was born in Detroit where she spent much of her early years. During World War II she worked as a civilian for the Army Signal Corp, both in Detroit and New Jersey. After the war she moved to Las Vegas where fraternized with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Mel Torme. She later moved back to Detroit where she met her husband Joseph Baker. His work brought them to St. Louis, where she became an avid volunteer working in various schools. Anna was also a lover of the arts. She was a painter, loved the art museum, loved music, especially opera, the St. Louis Symphony, and the Muny Opera. The last years of her life were spent in the loving company of her daughter Linda, son-in-law Robert and the light of her life, grand-daughter Isabella. She will be greatly missed.
SERVICES: Memorial Service 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at Congregation Shaare Emeth, 11645 Ladue Rd., St. Louis, MO 63141. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. In memory, contributions may be made to Congregation Sisterhood of Shaare Emeth, Kaplan Fund. Arrangements by Gerber Chapel (968-2000).