Jeanne Baker Obituary

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Jeanne Baker

June 22, 1930 - June 26, 2011
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Genevieve "Jeanne" Gauthier Glasco Baker Jeanne Esther Peacefully passed away at home, June 26, 2011, with her loving family at her side. She was 81 years old. Jeanne was born June 22, 1930 to Isadore and Esther Gauthier in Leelanau County. She was the baby girl and her sisters Dorothy and Claire loved treating her like a baby doll. Her brothers, Gil and Jim adored her also, but boys will be boys. A spiritual and loving family is what they were all taught at home. All of them carried this with them to live their lives by. Jeanne married a Coast Gaurdman, Jerry Glasco, on October 17, 1946. They remained in Traverse City until Jerry was...
Genevieve "Jeanne" Gauthier Glasco Baker
Jeanne Esther Peacefully passed away at home, June 26, 2011, with her loving family at her side. She was 81 years old.
Jeanne was born June 22, 1930 to Isadore and Esther Gauthier in Leelanau County. She was the baby girl and her sisters Dorothy and Claire loved treating her like a baby doll. Her brothers, Gil and Jim adored her also, but boys will be boys. A spiritual and loving family is what they were all taught at home. All of them carried this with them to live their lives by.
Jeanne married a Coast Gaurdman, Jerry Glasco, on October 17, 1946. They remained in Traverse City until Jerry was transferred to Elizabeth City, NC in 1950. After many transfers, the final one was back to Traverse City where they would raise their two children and be close to family. By this time Jeanne had become an LPN. She worked at Traverse City Osteopathic Hospital . When Jerry passed in 1972, Jeanne pursued her R.N. and earned it at Ferris State College in 1973. She remained in Traverse City where she met Bob Baker, of Lake City, and found another true love of her life. They married May 27, 1989 at Immaculate Conception Church.
Bob and Jeanne loved to travel, whether by care, RV, Flying, or water. Their favorite place to winter along with other snowbirds was in Pahrump, NV. They went to the same RV park every year where they made many friends over the years.
Bob and Jeanne wanted to establish a home in Traverse City to be closer to their family. The love, respect, and communication of the families was a true blessing for Jeanne. She felt very blessed to have had two men that helped her experience the joys of life.
Jeanne was preceded in death by her parents Isadore and Ester, husband Jerry Glasco, son Skip and grand daughters Tracy Lee Leilanai Glasco and Trista Danyel Hawkins, sister Dorothy Zeits and brothers Gilbert and Jim Gauthier.
Jeanne is survived by her husband Bob, Step sons: Bob (Liz) baker Jr, Mark (Trish) Baker, and Greg Baker; daughter Caryl Jeanne Hawkins and granddaughter Katie Dyan Hawkins; other grandchildren: Nicole Baker, Kathleen (Brad) Herman, Anthony (Emily) Baker and Andrew Baker. Granddaughter Genevieve Akana, Grandsons Lani and Sheldon Glasco and always a member of our families, their mother, Carolyn Glasco all from Hawaii; sisters-in-law Wanda Schryer, Sharon Hoover and Carol Riojas; Pat and Phyllis Gauthier; a bounty of nieces and nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren brouth Jeanne so much happiness and joy.
Also, surviving Jeanne is her best buddy, confidant, wisdom seeker and trouble maker; her sister Claire Gauthier Boutain of Riverview. The two of them brought many funny stories of their growing up years.
A visitation will be held today, Wednesday, June 29, 2011 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. with a Rosary at 7:30 p.m. at the Covell Funeral Home in Traverse City. A funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Burial will take place Friday, July 8, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Solon Township Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Jeanne's name may be directed to the Lung Association or St. Patrick's Food Pantry.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Covell Funeral Home of Traverse City.

"I'm really missing you grandma so much...i wish that i had just one more day that i could be with you in person, i hold in my heart all the memories of what..." Genevieve Akana (Pahoa, HI)

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