PENSACOLA, Florida — Patricia Jean (Ryan) Baker, 87, passed away
peacefully at her home in Pensacola, on June 7, 2014. She was born in
Columbus, Ohio, to John William and Gertrude (Swank) Ryan on May 17,
Patricia was a graduate of Ada High School where she met her
loving and devoted husband of 68 years, Charles Russel Baker, who
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Ruth (Ryan) Lautsbaugh and her daughter- in-law, Karen Baker.
is lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her husband Charles and her
three children, John Baker, of Bothell, Washington; Marsha (Robert)
Smith, of Jackson, Ohio; and James (Karla) Baker, of Pensacola. Grandma
“B” leaves behind 10 grandchildren, Kim (Randy) Jacobsen, Lisa Baker,
David (Erin) Baker and Daniel Baker all of Washington state; Michelle
(Curtis) Riley of Colorado Springs, Colorado; Ryan (Christy) Smith, of
Lebanon, Ohio; Megan Smith, of Columbus, Ohio; Lauren (Brian) Thompson,
of Mason, Ohio; and Scott and Nick Baker, of Pensacola. She also leaves
10 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
loved many things in life in addition to her family. She was well known
for her delicious baked goods and her gift for cooking, as well as
creating beautiful handsewn keepsakes. She was also active in many civic
organizations, she enjoyed golf and had a passion for her job as a
jewelry buyer. One of her greatest gifts was her unforgettable
Her husband’s position with Columbia Gas of Ohio led
them to homes in Circleville, Mt. Vernon, and Zanesville, Ohio, where
she made many dear friends before retiring to Florida.
services will be held at Thompson Cemetery in Bluffton, Ohio. In lieu of
flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s
Association in her memory.
Trahan Family Funeral Home, Pensacola, is in charge of arrangements.