Elaine Mae Baker
May 20, 1928 - Jul 29, 2011
BAKER, Elaine Mae Ballard
Born May 20, 1928 in Sacramento, CA peacefully passed away on July 29, 2011. She is survived by her husband Brooks N. Baker. Loving mother of Rozalyn Besso, Steve Besso and daughter in-law Sandy Besso. Beloved grandmother of Kelli Mathison, Ryan Brennan, Ashley Besso, Amanda Besso, Alex Besso, Stephen Besso and Shelley Besso. Great-grandmother of 3 little ones. She is also survived by her sister Hazel McKerras and her brother in-law Arthur Nicholas. Preceded in death by her sisters Phyllis Nicholas, Adele Douglas and Audrey Vining, brothers-in-law Jess Vining, Charles McKerras and Thayer Douglas. Dear Auntie to 12 nieces and nephews. Elaine ‘Nene’ loved to be with her many wonderful friends. She cherished her time and beautiful memories with all who knew and loved her. Her family meant everything to her. She will be deeply missed, forever in our hearts and always remembered as one of the ‘Ballard Girls’ A private service will be held at East Lawn Cemetery in Sacramento. In lieu of Flowers, remembrances in Elaine’s name can be made to: Vistas Innovative Hospice Care, 3841 North Freeway Blvd. Suite 210, Sacramento, CA 95834 or your favorite charity.
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