Mareka Ducharme Ducharme Baker

April 1, 1975September 12, 2011

Mareka Ducharme Baker, 36, passed away on Monday evening, September 12, 2011. Born on April 1, 1975 in Korea; she was the daughter of Kathleen Hallenbeck Ducharme and the late James Ducharme.

Mareka graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in Computer Science. She was a consultant for Open Text, a software company. She was a generous, kind and quiet person who was focused on her husband and career.

She is survived by her husband, Charles Baker, of Apex; her mother, Kathleen Ducharme, of Greensboro; her brothers and families, Matthew and Mia Ducharme and their children, Nicolas, Kathryn and Amanda, of Reidsville and Mark and Tonya Ducharme and their children James and Michael, of Winston-Salem; by her uncle and family, Roz and Vicky Hallenbeck, of Winston-Salem; and by many other family and friends.

A Memorial Gathering will be held on Thursday evening, September 15, 2011 from 7-9 PM at Apex Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials in her memory to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation at


  • Memorial Gathering Thursday, September 15, 2011

Mareka Ducharme Ducharme Baker

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Jennifer Hill

September 16, 2011

You are in so many of the memories I have from middle through high school. How many times we talked in class, on the school bus and at each others' houses! You were my friend, my classmate and my neighbor. I last saw you about 8 years ago in Raleigh, and it was like we'd never stopped talking. You were so pleasant and warm. I will never forget you. At a later date, if someone from the family (especially Mom) could contact me, I would greatly appreciate it. Praying for all of you.

September 16, 2011

Your light will continue to shine in the memories of your family and friends. My prayers go out to your family. Tammy Rucker-Wiley c/o 93 Page High School (Rocky Mount, NC)

Shane Myers

September 15, 2011

My thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Mareka who left this world too early.

Pete Smith

September 15, 2011

To Kathy and all of Mareka's family.
You have our thoughts and prayers. I remember well the night she arrived at Ohare from Korea as a baby. I was there to meet her; it seems like yesterday. Laurie and I extend our heartfelt sympathies to all the family.

Tia Hyre

September 15, 2011

We are sorry for your loss.
Tia Hyre, Bethany Community Middle School

Debra Taylor

September 14, 2011

Dear Charles,
You know how much I loved Mareka. She was one of the best people I ever knew and I miss her so much already. May you be blessed and comforted in knowing that she is in a better place. Love, Debra T Taylor