Grace A. Baker, 87, of Lexington died, Monday, October 5, 2020 at Pioneer Memorial Hospital. A graveside memorial service was held on Friday, October 9, 2020 at the Lexington Cemetery.
She was born on March 2, 1933, at Monument, Oregon, the daughter of Perry A. and Lydia J. Cox Wilson. She was raised in the Hardman area and graduated from Heppner High School. In May of 1952 Grace enlisted in the United States Air Force where she served as a Radio Tech. Grace was honorably discharged in July of 1953.
She resided in Polson, Montana, Kinzua, and Heppner, Oregon. Grace married Elmer Steers on March 14, 1954 at Lewiston, Idaho. The couple had two children, a son Harry Duane Steers and a daughter Nola Steers. Elmer died on January 15, 1984.
She married Ed Baker on October 1, 1984 in Heppner. She was a homemaker and school bus driver for Morrow County School District. Grace was a member of the American Legion for many years serving as chaplin and secretary.
Grace is survived by her husband Ed Baker of Lexington, son, Harry Duane Steers and his wife Irene of Pensacola, Florida and daughter, Nola Binschus and her husband Delbert of Heppner, stepson, Pat Baker of Ione, and stepdaughter, Maggie Mabe of Heppner, grandchildren: Sam Steers, Alena Phillips, Dustin Steers, Mindy Wilson and Jacob Steers, 18 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild, and siblings: Lulah Wilson, Floyd Wilson and Betty Breeding.
Preceding her in death: husband Elmer Steers, son Ronald Steers, her parents, brothers Tom Wilson and Johnny Wilson.
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