OBITUARY

Delores "Dee" Darlene Baker

12 July, 192914 June, 2021
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Delores "Dee" Baker was born on July 12, 1929 in Hartford, South Dakota. Dee was the youngest of seven children born to Peter O. Byg and Josephine Wold. She graduated from High School in Adel, Iowa. She eloped with Robert "Bob" Eugene Baker on July 28th, 1945 in Lucidale, Mississippi. Bob left for World War II and Dee returned to Iowa until after the war. After Bob's military service, Dee and Bob moved to Denver, Colorado to start their family.

They were blessed with their first, and only child, Rebecca Sue Baker on November 3rd, 1946. The family resided in North Denver for the duration of their 57 year marriage until Bob passed away on November 20th, 2002. Dee worked many years as a closing secretary for Van Schaack Real Estate. Both Bob and Dee retired in 1991 to enjoy years of travel.

Their daughter, Rebecca "Becky", married James C. Aldrich on June 25, 1972 and after a brief time in Colorado, Becky and Jim moved to Asia for 23 years. This presented the opportunity for Bob and Dee to travel abroad and enjoy many vacations. After returning from Asia, Becky and Jim now reside in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Dee was a member of Lakewood Elks Auxiliary B.P.O.E 1777 and The Degree of Pocahontas. She had a very determined nature and she believed she could do anything she put her mind to. She loved to entertain with family and friends; theme parties were her specialty. She was also an absolute whiz at cards and always willing to play.

When she sold her home, she enjoyed the various activities available at her assisted living facility. After fighting her battle with Parkinson's disease, she passed away at Lutheran Hospital on June 14, 2021 with family at her bed side.

She is survived her daughter; Rebecca (Jim) Aldrich; 2 grandchildren, Kim Aldrich of Hudson, Michigan and Jim (Shawn) Aldrich of Owosso, Michigan; 5 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren; 1 sister, Betty Elliott of Duarty, California, and numerous nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents, 5 of her siblings, her husband, Bob, and her grandson, Derek Aldrich, of Denver, Colorado.

Services

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, 22 June , 2021

  • Committal Service

    Tuesday, 22 June , 2021

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Christine Rowe

23 June 2021

Rest well, Dee! You were a gift to so many people. I appreciate your kindness, hospitality and friendship. The Horsetooth family was a once-in-a-lifetime episode! Will miss you!

Jim Marquardt

21 June 2021

Rest in Peace Jim and Linda Marquardt

Carol Sue Thomas

20 June 2021

Becky and Jim: There are so many Memories that there is not enough room..here to tell All.. Your Mom was like my Mom when I would come to visit during the Summer. My Heart hurts so for you!! Aunt Dee has now Join the rest of the Family in Heaven.. Your Mom and Dad always showed us such Good times..Just know that ..Your Mom was so VERY Special
to me as well as Uncle Bob!! LOVE YOU
ALWAYS...
CAROL SUE

Crystal Sramala

20 June 2021

Aunt Dee was my Grandma Betty's sister. I always enjoyed visiting with her and Bob when they came to visit. She was always fun to be around. She will be greatly missed.

Nancy Ross

20 June 2021

Becky and Jim, we send our love and condolences. Your Mom was such a wonderful woman. She had the best personality, vitality, and a great sense of humor! She always treated Gary and I with the upmost hospitality. She and Bob, both welcomed us when we visited Denver. I know how much she loved Bob! They are together again ❤️ We we will always remember her! Love you both❤️

Nona & Jim Wright

19 June 2021

Dee would visit Becky and Jim , when I would see her she always had a warm smile, for everyone. My mother, Wanda, would enjoy talking when they got together.
We are so very sorry for your loss. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
Peace, Prayers and Blessings,
Nona & Jim

keith wagner

19 June 2021

We will really miss Dee as she was a very special lady to us. I've known her most of my life and my family Sheri, Nathan and Nicholas have known her for over 30 years. We really had great times at her house watching fire works, playing craps, and cards in her basement with the Bakers. And especially at Horsetooth Reservoir for many years boating, happy hour, dinners and sitting at the party trailer talking about everything and anything we had great times. We will miss you Dee say Hi to Bob, Mom and Dad and all our friends and family that have gone to heaven. Sincere prayers go out to her family, may God give you comfort in your time of sorrow. With sincere sympathy The Wagners.

Georgia Rowles

19 June 2021

Oh, how we all loved and enjoyed "Aunt Dee". She was always up for a good time and loved to share her beautiful home for entertaining; which always included good food, a few drinks and playing cards...and if you didn't know how, she was determined to teach you before letting you leave. I'm so happy that she and Bob were able to travel in their later years and enjoy all that they had worked for. Dee was definitely "one of a kind" and will be missed by many.

Sharon Baker

18 June 2021

Dee was truly one of a kind. She was talented, creative, kind, helpful, a friend to everyone she met. Smart, funny, and just a little feisty well into her 90’s. The memories, laughs, and stories will be shared forever, we all love you Aunt Dee!

Marlee Kissler

17 June 2021

Dee was such a special lady! Always ready to have fun, play cards, have a great time at dinners! My trips to Mexico and lake gatherings were the best with her!

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