Mary Lou was born Feb. 20, 1939, in Cameron, Mo., the middle of the 11 children of Wayne and Anna Mary Baker. She graduated from Powell High School in 1957 and returned to Powell after living in Soldotna, Alaska for more than 20 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister and brother-in-law, Alice and Norman Buhler.
Mary Lou is survived by Kenneth and Eloise Baker of Powell; Ima Jean and Gerald Johnson of Eureka, Ill.; Lowell and Donna Baker of Cody; Coy and Arlene Baker of Billings; Wilma and Jerry Benson of Lawrenceburg, Ind.; Max and Nancy Baker, Harvey Baker, Marjorie and Mike Parker and Dorthy Kister, all of Powell; and a herd of nieces, nephews and cousins scattered all over the country.
Her children, Mary and Ralph Smalley, Michael and Debbie McCown, Michelle and Tim Turner, Monica and Brad Fearnow, Melonie and Paul Peplowski, 10 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter will miss Grammy, her pies and pancakes, and especially her love which she shared generously with all her family.
A memorial service was held April 6 at Lewis Funeral Chapel in Bremerton, Wash.