Elizabeth "Betty"'s Story
ADAMSTOWN Elizabeth "Betty" Clukey Baker, 87, of Buckingham's Choice, Adamstown, died peacefully surrounded by her loving and devoted family on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, at home.
Born on July 13, 1930, in Dexter, Maine, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Rosa (Mountain) Clukey. She is survived by her husband, Robert "Bob" L. Baker.
Betty began her 30 year civil service career in September 1948, with the Department of Labor in Washington, D.C. Since then, she has held various positions with the Department of Agriculture, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and the Department of the Air Force. She retired from the U.S. Air Force, Civilian Personnel Center, Randolph Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, in January 1988, as the Chief of Personnel Support. She was a devout Catholic and was a communicant of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Emmitsburg, and invested as a Lady of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem.
Surviving in addition to her husband are children, Teresa, Kevin, Robert, Ann, Susan, Marie, Sandra, and Michael; brother, Louis and sister-in-law, Nancy Clukey; brother-in-law, Bill Keyte; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren.
She was pre-deceased by siblings, Viola Keyte, Deanna Tarr, Lloyd and Leonard Clukey.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 47 DePaul St., Emmitsburg, with the Rev. John Melmer as celebrant and the Rev. Charles F. Krieg, C.M. concelebrant.
Burial will follow in New St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Emmitsburg.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 at the Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home, 210 W. Main St., Emmitsburg, with a Christian Wake service at 7:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, P.O. Box 376, Emmitsburg, MD 21727, Hospice of Frederick County, 516 Trail Ave, PO Box 1799, Frederick, MD 21702, or to the Alzheimer's Association, 1850 York Rd, Suite D, Timonium, MD 21093 (alzfdn.org).
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at www.myersdurborawfh.com.
Published on August 21, 2017