Nina Lee Baker | Obituary

Nina Lee Baker | Obituary

Nina Lee Baker

December 9, 1940 – July 12, 2020

“She was the type of person

you fell in love with the second

you met her”

“She lifted our spirits with

her attitude and smile”

“She was a bright light of

sunshine wherever she went.”

~ These are just a few of the

things people say about Mom

Nina Lee Baker, 79, left this world peacefully, yet

unexpectedly, on July 12, 2020, at St. Joseph Hospital in

Bellingham, WA

Nina was born in Clintwood, VA on December 9, 1940 to

Margaret and Kemper Mullins. When she was six years old

her family boarded a train and travelled west to Washington

State, eventually landing in Renton, WA

Nina graduated from Renton High School early June

1959 and two weeks later, on June 27, married the love of her

life, Jim Baker, at her parent’s home in Renton.

Nina is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Jim

Baker; two daughters, Crissy Baker and Ronda Baker Fleming;

her extraordinary granddaughter, April Fleming; sisters

Pebble Griffin and Jeannie McGerry and brother, Cecil

Mullins; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mom’s physical loss will be deeply felt by all who knew

her but her spirit lives on for eternity.

Celebration of life will be held at a later date.


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