Louise Baker

  Louise (Cronk) Baker, age 55, passed away on Jan. 31, 2018 in Atlanta. She was born on March 8, 1962 in Huron, South Dakota, the third of Harold and Margaret Cronk’s 14 children, and she was raised on the family farm in Deming.

  She fell in love with Vince Baker from McKeesport, Pennsylvania, and they were married on July 27, 1991 during their tour in Germany, where Louise was serving as a Department of Defense schoolteacher in Pirmasens and Vince was serving as a U.S. Army infantry officer in Baumholder.

  During their 26 years of marriage, they welcomed five children while living in Germany, Columbus, Georgia, Fayetteville, North Carolina, Cortland, Ohio, Dover, Delaware, Cambridge, Ohio, and Canton, Georgia. Louise was a devoted wife, mother and schoolteacher, and a dedicated church maintenance worker and volunteer. Louise was most devoted to raising her family and to her Catholic faith, as evidenced by her regular participation in Bible study, prayer group, attending Adoration and praying the Rosary with her family and friends. She was an avid gardener and loved the outdoors.

  She was preceded in death by her mother, Margaret Mary Cronk; brother Martin Cronk; sister Rosanne Cronk; and brother-in-law Javier Gutierrez.

  She is survived by her father, Harold Cronk; her husband, Vince Baker; sisters Theresa (Bob) Joy, Mary (Mike) Farrell, Joanne (Jeff) Cesar, Beverly (JD) Grigware, Virginia Gutierrez; brothers Kevin (Valerie) Cronk, Lawrence (Jennifer) Cronk, Glen (Lisa) Cronk, Darrel (Michelle) Cronk, Lyle (Jenny) Cronk and Myron (Catherine) Cronk; children Angelica, Marian, Regina, Vincent III and Julia Baker; and numerous nieces and nephews.

  Rosary and Remembrance will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 31, in St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 6210 Mt. Baker Highway, Deming.

  In lieu of flowers, the Baker family has asked that donations be made to the Louise B. Baker Memorial Scholarship at Blessed Trinity Catholic High School in Roswell, Georgia. The scholarship is being established by the family in honor of Louise to provide annual assistance to deserving students at Blessed Trinity for their Catholic education. Donations should be made directly to the Blessed Trinity Advancement Office, noting the Louise B. Baker Memorial Scholarship, either online to https://www.btcatholic.org/giving (click on “Online Giving Link” and go to Louise B. Baker Memorial Scholarship) or by mail to Advancement Office, Blessed Trinity Catholic High School, 11320 Woodstock Rd., Roswell, GA 30075.