Angela Lucille Buckley Baker

January 8, 1921July 3, 2011

Angela L. Baker, 90, a resident of Ames for over sixty-five years, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 3, 2011 in Bellingham, Washington. Services will be held Saturday, July 9 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Ames. Burial will be in the Ames Municipal Cemetery, Graceland addition.

Angela Baker was born in Paola, Kansas on January 8, 1921 to Lucy and Joseph Buckley. Angela attended parochial school n Paola, Kansas, the Ursuline Academy. She entered nursing school at St. Mary’s Hospital in Kansas City in the fall of 1939.

Upon graduation from nurses training as a Registered Nurse she moved to St. Louis, Missouri. Her nursing experience was as an industrial nurse with some large companies in that area. She also was employed at Barnes Hospital Outpatient Clinic in St. Louis. In Ames Angela was a volunteer school nurse at St. Cecilia School some ten years.

She married Durwood L. Baker, D.V.M. of Algona, Iowa in Paola, Kansas on May 15, 1945. In 1947 when Dr. Baker completed service in both theatres of war Ames became their home.

She was a member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church and church historian for over fifteen years. Angela was a 50 year member of Catholic Daughters of the Americas. She was a past president of Story County Chapter of the Iowa Genealogical Society, and had been a member of the Women’s Club at Iowa State University. She was still active in a retired registered nurses group, and was a Life Member of the Mary Greeley Auxiliary.

Survivors include her four daughters Barbara Baker (and Greg Mincheff) of Henderson, Nevada; Jeanne Baker (and Alan Dyer) of Cumming; Martha (Marti) Mount (and Michael Mount) of Coralville; and Lynn Logan (and Scott Logan) of Ferndale, Washington and two granddaughters Stephanie Mount of Washington, D.C. and Kelsy Logan of Ferndale, Washington.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Durwood Baker, her parents, four brothers and two sisters.

The family will greet friends after the service on Saturday afternoon.

Memorial gifts may be made to St. Cecilia Church or the Companion Animal Fund at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University. Condolences may be sent to

Arrangements under the direction of Stevens Memorial Chapel, Ames, IA.


  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, July 9, 2011

Angela Lucille Buckley Baker

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August 1, 2011

I have many fond memories of working with your mother, and your father too, when they did different decorating projects in their home. We had a special bond, since she was a nurse and I was having medical complications regarding my daughter's birth. She never, ever forgot and was always so interested in my life...when it was a project for her that brought us together!! I have often thought of her and am very grateful she is at peace.
Linda Glantz Ward

July 10, 2011

Dear Girls: Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this sad time. We were very fond of both your parents and they are terribly missed.

love, Billie and Stan Harris,
Story City, Iowa

July 8, 2011

Thinking of you today. Even though we never met your mother, it was obvious from her obituary that she had a full life.

Ted and Kathy

Jeff & Jean Buckley

July 8, 2011

Lovely Aunt Angela. Such a beautiful soul. Always gracious, always witty, so full of love.
Barb, Jeanne, Marti, Lynn, please know that we are thinking of you in your time of sorrow.

Phil Buckley

July 8, 2011

Aunt Angela was in my life from my earliest memories, as was your dad, Uncle Bake. They were a beautiful couple together and the kindest people to know. Angela's smile always had a bit of wryness in it just as this photo shows and you could tells she enjoyed life. Kim and I wish the four of you and your families great joy in the memory of your mom.

Mary Mulhall

July 7, 2011

Dear Baker girls - I'm sorry none of the Mulhalls can be with you on Saturday, but we are having a mini-family reunion in Ankeny. We will ALL be with you in spirit, however. Your mother was a beautiful, remarkable, FUN woman...such a cherished friend of Mom's. When I was living in Las Vegas, it was a joy to spend most of a day with her and share old memories. I like to think that Mom and Dad and your folks are all together now, playing a few heavenly hands of bridge.
So very sorry for your loss; it is a profound one...losing your mother. How lucky you all were to have her!
Much love,
Mary (Maggie)

Ronda Butler

July 7, 2011

The loss of a parent must be so hard to bear, know that my thoughts are with you now and in the days to come.

Rosemary Buckley Beason

July 7, 2011

Sending my prayers and thoughts to Aunt Angela's daughters and families. May God be with all of you.


July 7, 2011

I met your Mom, Angela, thru the Story Co. Genealogy Society which I attended for 10-15 years.

She was a beautiful, well-groomed lady and was great as our president for many years.

She was always outgoing, friendly, and immediately put us at ease.

I didn't know she was a RN until I read her obit now.

Please know Angela touched all of our lives, and we feel your sorrow over her loss.

When you really miss your Mom, grandma,etc, get out a video/dvd of her onit to hear her voice, her wonderful laughter, and watching her gestures and mannerisms. It really helps.

May God watch over you now and in the days, months, and years ahead.

I have an online collection of sympathy poems from others; it can be found here, and has 5-6 MOTHER'S poems in the link.

Betty Gordon
Story Co. genealogist