Geraldine Latham Baker
October 28, 1921 – August 10, 2019
Geraldine Latham Baker, 97, of Williamsburg, passed away on August 8, 2019. She was born on October 28, 1921, in North Brunswick, NJ. Mrs. Baker was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 64 years, Frederick John Baker, her daughter-in-law, Brandi Bisher Forloine and her infant great-grandson, Matthew Rahn Utterback.
Mrs. Baker is survived by her daughter, Gail B. Forloine; three grandchildren, Renee Sconzo of Glastonbury, CT, John Forloine and Jodi Marsh of Columbus, OH; and 11 great-grandchildren, Joseph, Erica, Patrick, Nick, Bailey, Max, Jack, Christopher, Owen, Mia and Evie.
As a new bride, Mrs. Baker joined her husband, Fred, a graduate of West Point Academy, in the Panama Canal Zone shortly before the beginning of World War II, where she gave birth to their daughter, Gail. After Col. Baker transferred from the Army to the Air Force, the Bakers served several tours of duty on the Island of Guam, Norton AFB, CA, the European Command in Paris, France and at Langley AFB in Hampton, VA.
They retired to the Yorktown-Williamsburg area in 1978.
Mrs. Baker was devoted to her family and always a faithful companion and correspondent to her many friends, taking particular care of aging widows and widowers over the years. She was famous for her enthusiastic exercise routine, youthful appearance and activities.
nterment at West Point will be held at a later date.
No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Geraldine Latham Baker
August 18, 2019
I met Mrs. Baker through Virginia Bolender and her son, Bob Bolender. They had been friends many years. Since I visit
Mrs. Bolender at Patriot's Colony, I saw Mrs. Baker quiet often.
She was always "out and about" with her walker in one of the sitting areas. We had such wonderful conversations. I would ask her questions about her husband, how they met and how she got to know Mrs. Bolender. She always told me "You just have to accept your circumstances as they are now! You can't live in the past." Live for today. This has stuck with me the years I have known her.
She accepted her living at Patriot's Colony and made the most of her time there. She also told me, "You have to keep moving!"
AND she did! Even after she fell and broke her hip, she kept moving.
I treasure our conversations and admired her so much. I will miss our conversations. She talked about taking the grandkids and great-grandkids to the beach. She loved all of you.
May your family treasure all the beautiful memories.
Peace be with you at this difficult time.
Carol Bolender Walden
August 13, 2019
I was so sorry to hear about your mother today. My brother saw the announcement today at Patriots Colony. Our mother, Virginia Bolender, and Geri have been friends for a very long time. They knew each other from the good old Air Force days, Mill Cove and then Kingsmill. My mom is also at Patriots Colony and I always went to see Miss Geri when I was visiting her. In fact I just saw her in May. I have so many fond memories of her and will miss seeing her. She was so proud of her family and loved all of you dearly. Carol Bolender Walden, Indianola, MS