Wilhelmina Jane "Billie" Baker

Date of Death: 8/1/2017


Wilhelmina Jane “Billie” Baker

December 1, 1930 – August 1, 2017

Wilhelmina Jane “Billie” Baker, 86, Altoona, passed away Tuesday.

She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Charles and Bessy May (Folk) King.  She married Leo A. Baker and he preceded her in death November 28, 1997.

Surviving are five children: Mike (Connie) Baker, Bonnie Baker, Rusty (Lori) Baker, Alan Baker and Kelly (Rick) Nelson; eight grandchildren:  Michaela DeGenarro, Lindsey Baker, Matt Colombo, Joe Frank, Stephanie Paniagua, Jay Meadows III, Mitch Colombo and Thad Frank, and one great grandchild, Luca Paniagua.

Billie loved to laugh and was also known for her sharp wit.  She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Friends will be received from 2 to 5 pm Sunday, August 6, 2017, at The Stevens Mortuary, Inc., 1421 Eighth Ave., Altoona, where a vigil for the deceased will be held at 2:00 pm. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 am, Monday, August 7, 2017, at The Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament by Father Dennis Kurdziel.  Committal will be at Calvary Cemetery.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made in Wilhelmina’s memory to the Central PA Humane Society, 1837 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona, PA  16602.



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