January 5, 1921 – June 22, 2012
Irene Aiken Baker 91 of El Dorado, AR, died on June 22, 2012 at Life Touch’s John R. Williamson Hospice House. Born on January 5, 1921, in Mooringsport, LA; she was the daughter of William H. and Lucy Puckett Aiken. Irene graduated in 1939 from De Queen High School and soon went to Los Angeles, CA, where she was a ‘Rosie the Riveter’ for North American Aircraft Company. After the war she worked as a seamstress for MM Cohn’s and assistant dietician for Union Memorial Hospital. Irene was a person who believed in family and faith. She was a faithful member of West Side Baptist Church. Irene also enjoyed caring for her family along with knitting afghans and dish rags for family and friends. Irene was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Ralph and Warren Aiken, a son Kenneth Baker and her husband Aubrey ‘A.L.’ Baker. Survivors are a daughter Barbara (Harold) Jones of El Dorado, sons Randy (Barbara) Baker of Bridgeport, MI, Larry (Mary Lynn) Baker of Ft Smith, a sister Paulene Butler of Pasadena, TX, grand children Kenya Baker, Brian Baker, David Baker, Laura Schaub, Susan Dilworth, Brad Jones, Rob Baker and Amanda Baker, and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be 10 am, Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at West Side Baptist Church with Rev. Gerald Perry officiating. Interment will follow at Rehobeth Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 4 pm to 7 pm at Young’s Funeral Directors. Memorials may be made to Life Touch Hospice, 2301 Champagnolle Road, El Dorado, AR 71730 or West Side Baptist Church, 2400 West Hillsboro, El Dorado, AR 71730. An online registry is available at www.youngsfuneralhome.com.
- Funeral Service Tuesday, June 26, 2012
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June 25, 2012
I guess I will always remember Irene smiling and laughing. Besides always being so helpful and talented at MM Cohn's, my memories include Irene and A.L. at my grandmother's home in Arkadelphia. They were such a sweet couple and A.L. could make her laugh like no other. She was patient, kind, and loved her family with all of her heart. Barbara, Randy, and Larry, please accept my deepest sympathy in the loss of your dear mother.
John and Karen McLemore
June 24, 2012
One of God's sweetest angels has gone home! What a reunion she is having! Our thoughts and prayers are with all who loved her.
Heather Griffith Mc Garity
June 23, 2012
Thoughts and prayers are sent to Mrs. Baker's family. She was always so very kind and had a beautiful smile to share.