Lois Brundage Baker, beloved wife and mother, passed away November 27, 2011. Lois is survived by Joe, her devoted husband of 63 years and her three children, Lucy, Chet and Kathy. Lois was also blessed with 5 grandchildren whom she adored.
Lois didn't know a stranger, she exuded kindness, and her generous spirit was felt by all whose lives she touched. Lois was an accomplished writer, photographer, columnist and publicist. Lois was a civic minded woman, and as a lifetime Jr. League member, she was involved in every conceivable type of charity work.
Before moving to Hillsboro Beach in 1991, Lois and her family lived in Ridgewood, NJ. There, Lois was a founder and board member of the Volunteer Bureau, member of Project Pride, she worked with the Jr. League Children's Theatre, The Depot (a women's exchange), Family Counseling board member, FCSA, Red Cross board member and Chairperson of "Jazz in the Park" the annual Red Cross fundraiser. Lois wrote a weekly column for the Ridgewood News called "Around Ridgewood", she volunteered at the Forum School, a program for developmentally disabled children. Lois was one of the initial collaborators of the Forum Feasts cookbook, which raised over 1 million dollars for the Forum School before it ended publication. Lois also worked at Becton Dickenson in Archives, and was the writer and editor of "The Echo" the newsletter for BD retirees.
Upon arrival in Hillsboro Beach, Lois once again rolled up her sleeves to find worthy causes, where she could contribute her formidable talents. She joined Horses and the Handicapped, a local riding program for children afflicted by various disabilities. Lois was a board member, responsible for H & H publicity and fundraising events. She volunteered as a horse sidewalker, stable mate, speaker and recruiter of volunteers. Lois continued writing and had articles published in the Pompano Pelican, and also volunteered to help edit the weekly publication. She penned a sustainer column for the Jr. League of Boca Raton newsletter. Lois enjoyed doing oral history interviews and taking pictures for the Historical Society of Boca Raton. She was an avid reader, and loved spending time reading and reviewing monthly selections with her book club group. Lois was an enviable woman. She was a complete joy to be around, always happy and full of life, she worked tirelessly for the benefit of others. Her family, friends and volunteer work were her life's blood, she wasn't whole without them. Lois, you left this world a better place, you are sorely missed.
Arrangements under the direction of Kraeer Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Boca Raton, FL.