Catherine "Dolly" Baker

June 16, 2013 

Catherine “Dolly” Baker, 98, died Friday, June 14, 2013. She was born in Cornwall, NY, on September 7, 1914 to James and Catherine Wise Davis. Dolly grew up in Highland Falls, NY where she graduated from Highland Falls High School and attended Lady Cliff College. She retired in 1976 after many years with the Department of the Army as Buying Manager for the Army PX. Besides her family, she loved Highland Falls and was active in Highland Falls’ politics. She also loved the military, West Point and Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish.

Survivors include her daughter, Sheila Baker of New Paltz, NY; grandchildren, James and wife Colleen, Thomas, Mary and husband Robert, and Michael and wife Lea Ann; daughter-in-law, Gail Baker; and 11 great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jasper Baker; children, James D. and John F. Baker; and brothers, Edward and Joseph Davis.

Private services will be held. Dolly will be buried with her husband in NY.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her memory may be made to Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, 353 Main Street, Highland Falls, New York 10928.

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