Ruth A. Baker, 91

Ruth A. Baker, 91

MEREDITH — Ruth A. Baker, 91, passed away quietly on Jan. 4, 2017.

She was born in 1925 and raised in Framingham, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of Hazel (Richardson) and James Campbell; and sister of Phyllis (Campbell) Hauptmann.

She spent her young adulthood as a secretary in the Boston area after attending Burdett Business College.

She married the love of her life, Ken Baker, in 1950. They were stationed in several places in the U.S. while Ken was in the military, after which they moved to Ashland, Massachusetts. They built their dream home in Meredith, moving there in 1979.

She was passionate about life, travel, cooking, and family. She was involved in Meredith's Community Garden Club and was a very active in the First Congregational Church of Meredith, UCC.

She is survived by two children, James Baker, and Leslie Baker, both of Meredith; her daughter-in-law, Cheryl Baker of Meredith; and two grandchildren, Grant Baker of Lincoln, and Laura Baker of Somerville, Massachusetts.

A memorial service will be held in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Shriner's Hospital for Children in Boston, or the First Congregational Church of Meredith, 4 Highland St., Box 533, Meredith, NH 03253.

The Mayhew Funeral Home, 204 Daniel Webster Highway, is assisting the family with arrangements. To view Ruth's online book of memories go to;