Mourning the death of Darlene Kay Baker, distinguished citizen and devoted member of her community

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  • 30 / Jan / 2013
  • 05 / Feb / 2013
  • 05 / Feb / 2013

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION mourning the death of Darlene Kay Baker, distin-
guished citizen and devoted member of her community

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to pay tribute to
citizens of the State of New York whose lifework and civic endeavor
served to enhance the quality of life in their communities and the great
State of New York; and
WHEREAS, Darlene Kay Baker of Ocala, Florida, formerly of Windsor, New
York, died on Friday, August 10, 2012, at the age of 68; and
WHEREAS, Born in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, on June 21, 1944, Darlene
Kay Baker distinguished herself in her profession and by her sincere
dedication and substantial contribution to the welfare of her community;
WHEREAS, She was retired from a medical receptionists position; for 25
years, this remarkable woman served in various positions at her Alma
Mater, Davis College, (formerly Practical Bible Training
School/Practical Bible College), Johnson City, New York; and
WHEREAS, Darlene Kay Baker's job duties at Davis College included work
in the business office, the alumni office and as a receptionist in
charge of the front desk; she endeared herself to colleagues and
students alike with her gentle spirit and sweet smile; and
WHEREAS, Darlene Kay Baker labored alongside her pastor husband, Rex
A. Baker, who served two churches and an administrative position at
Davis College over a span of 40 years; and
WHEREAS, Darlene Kay Baker's commitment to excellence, and her spirit
of humanity, carried over into all fields of enterprise, including char-
itable and civic endeavors; and
WHEREAS, In addition to her husband whom she was married to for 45
wonderful years, Darlene Kay Baker is survived by three children, Scott
(Lucy) Baker, Stan (Rhonda) Baker, and Stephanie (Rich) Bosworth; six
grandchildren, Shane, Sherree, Shannon and Samantha Baker, and David and
Katie Bosworth; a brother, Marlin (Ace) Carson; one sister-in-law, Betty
Carson; a nephew, Jeff (Denise) Carson; a niece Cathy Field; and their
children, Tyler and Steven Carson, Katie Carson (Jake) Burghardt, and
Tim Field; as well as a special cousin Sandra (Dan) Biss; and
WHEREAS, Armed with a humanistic spirit and imbued with a sense of
compassion, Darlene Kay Baker leaves behind a legacy which will long
endure the passage of time and will remain as a comforting memory to all
she served and befriended; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
mourn the death of Darlene Kay Baker, distinguished citizen and devoted
member of her community; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the family of Darlene Kay Baker.


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