Nanny Maria Bakema

March 22, 1911September 1, 2018

Nanny Maria Bakema, age 107, of Happy Valley, Oregon passed away on Saturday September 1, 2018. Nanny was born March 22, 1911 in Amsterdam, Holland Netherlands. She was preceded in death by her husband Ralph in 1992. Nanny was a beautiful, loving and energetic personality who would brighten your day with her smile. She will be missed by everyone who had the pleasure to know her. She is survived by her son Dick Bakema, daughter Maria Russell; six grandchildren, Denise, Deborah, Dennis, Tim, Tonya and Teresa.

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Dick and Angie Bakema

September 6, 2018

We fondly remember Mom's rose garden. She was an expert in growing and cultivating beautiful roses of many different varieties. Her garden was always filled with beautiful flowers, berries, vegetables and fruit trees. She loved to travel with Grandpa and continued after he passed away on many cruises and trips back to the Old Country-Holland. She loved to play her organ, sing lively Dutch songs and have fun. Nanny enjoyed being among her friends at the Town Center Village and they had become her second family.