Harriet W. Baker, 93


Harriet W. Baker, 93, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was one of seven daughters of Harry E. Williams and Louise C. (Hudson) Williams.

Baker was a life-long resident of Millsboro, Del. She graduated from Millsboro High School in 1943 and attended Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Va. In 1945, she married Vernon D. Baker. They made their home in Millsboro, where they raised three children. She loved traveling, and the couple took many trips over the years.

In addition to her parents, Baker was preceded in death by her sisters and brothers-in-law Blanche Outten; Nina Timmons; Gladys Godwin and her husband, Norris; Louise Nelson and her husband, Nels; Gloria Davis and her husband, Charles; and Ralph Willey. She is survived by her husband, Vernon; two sons, Vernon “Chip” Jr., and his wife, Judy, and David W. Baker; a daughter, Teresa B. Ricker and her husband, Bob; her sister, Pat Willey; eight grandchildren, Lori Hudson, Danna Sammons, Jacob Ricker, Caleb Ricker, Amy Wingate, Mark Bahn, Justin Dempsey and Robby Rogers; seven great-grandchildren, Shannon Pusey, Samantha Hudson, Tyler Sammons, Addison Ricker, Grace Ricker, Katie Wingate and Levi Bahn; one great-great-grandchild, Beau Galbraith; and several nieces, nephews, extended family members and many, many friends.

Services were to be held Aug. 27, 2018, at Watson Funeral Home in Millsboro, Del., with the Rev. Karin Tunnell officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions to Grace U.M. Church, of which she had been a member since 1935. Condolences may be sent online at www.watsonfh.com.