Anna Mae Baker, 85, of Astoria, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005 in Warrenton.

Mrs. Baker was born June 7, 1920 in Howells, Neb., to Joseph and Anna (Pakes) Cihacek.

Mrs. Baker graduated from Howells High School in 1938 and later attended Eastern Oregon College. She came to Astoria in 1944.

Mrs. Baker taught school at John Jacob Astor Elementary, Lewis and Clark Consolidated, and Captain Robert Gray schools.

She married Kay A. Baker July 3, 1948 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. He preceded her in death in 1997.

Mrs. Baker enjoyed traveling, fishing and volunteering. She was an active member of the Retired Teacher's Association and

the Columbia Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Family members said she was known to be a thoughtful and caring person.

Mrs. Baker is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Gary D. and Kathy Baker of Bay City and Robert B. and Nancy Baker of Dallas, Texas; one sister, Udine McCaskill of Pensacola, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Andrew and Julia Baker of Bay City, Christopher and Tyler Baker of Hagerstown, Md., Nathan Baker of Fort Lewis, Wash., and Will Baker and Lindsey Laird of Dallas, Texas.

A service will be held 10 a.m. Thursday at Hughes-Ransom Chapel in Astoria.

Committal will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lower Columbia Hospice, or charity of choice in care of Hughes-Ransom Cremation and Mortuaries, 576 12th St., Astoria, OR 97103.

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