Dorothy Grace Baker

Dorothy Grace Baker

Dorothy Grace (Allison) Baker, 82, of Cape Coral, Fla., formerly of Blairsville, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, March 23, 2020, due to heart issues.

She was a daughter of Merle and Sarah (Marsh) Allison and was born Dec. 30, 1938, in Blairsville.

Surviving are her beloved husband of 62 years, James Arthur Baker; children: Brenda Baker and Eric Crouch, Diana and John Riley, Judy and Bill McConnell and Linda and Ron King; five grandchildren: Bethany Bolten, Rachel Aterrado, Cory Riley and Joshua and Jeremy Vinson; brothers, Harry Allison and Dick Allison; sister, Virginia Shields; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by brothers, Don, William, James and David Allison; sisters, Eleanor (Allison) Rovison and Martha (Allison) Baker; and a granddaughter, Amanda Jane Bolten.

Dorothy was one of the founders of the food bank in Blairsville and volunteered for the American Cancer Society. She was a Sunday school teacher, a dancer and loved to sing. Dorothy loved her family and friends above everything else. She gave her all to care for others under any circumstances. She was a poet and enjoyed sharing her writing in cards for all celebrations.

Due to the circumstances in the world today, all arrangements are private.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to the Parkinson’s Foundation, https://www.parkinson.org/.