Sue Baker


Sue (Penner) Baker, 93, died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, of natural causes at the Valley View Nursing Home in Glasgow, Mont.

She was born on her grandfather's homestead in Waterloo Township, North Dakota, on Aug. 17, 1920, to Peter and Mary (Harder) Penner. She was married to Cameron W. Carswell on Sept. 19, 1944. Later she married John Alfred Baker on Oct. 14, 1946. They lived in California, many places in Montana, and Williston, N.D.

She was a "nanny" and did sewing for families. She worked on the B-17 in California, and was a cook in various cafes in Glasgow and the surrounding area. Her favorite place to work was Nemont Manor. She cooked and baked everything from scratch.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, William "Billy" Kenneth Carswell, in 1944; her mother, Mary Harder Penner, in 1972; her husband, John Baker, in 1985; her father, Peter Penner, in 1996; one granddaughter, Kendra Baker, in 2005; one grandson, Rocky Baker Sergent, in 2011; one great-grandson, Jesse Mancha, in 2012; and two brothers, Pete Penner and John Penner.

Survivors include three daughters, Barbara Jean Hatcher of Glasgow, Bonny Lee Miller and her husband, Jack, of Fargo, N.D., and Cheryl Fay Hoffman and her husband, Pat, of Strathmore, Alberta, Canada; one step-daughter, Marjory Joanne Johns and her husband, Bill, of St. Paul, Minn .; five sons, William "Bill" John Baker and his wife, Marvel, of Lead, S.D., Kenneth Wayne Baker of Lewistown, Clifford Eugene Baker of Williston, N.D., Stephen James Baker and his wife, Rose, of Williston, and Daryl Ray Baker of Knoxville, Tenn .; 21 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and 18 great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Sarah Penner Wallace and her husband, Loyd, of Fairfield, Mont .; and one brother, Joe Isaac Penner and his wife, JoAnn, of Libby.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 30, at 1 p.m. at the Assembly of God Church in Glasgow, followed by interment in the Highland Cemetery in Glasgow.

Bell Mortuary of Glasgow was in charge of arrangements.


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