Drummond - Lucy Howe Baker died Sunday in St. Patrick's Hospital in Missoula.
Lucy was born January 7, 1913, in Eugene, Orgeon, the youngest child of Herbert and Georgia Howe.
She received a bachelor of arts degree in education from the University of Oregon iun 1934 and a master's degree from Peabody College in Nashville, Tenn., in 1941. Lucy taught sophomore English for eight years at Silverton, Ore. She married Elvin M. Baker September 11, 1942, at Ellyson Field in Pensacola, Fla. Upon Elvin's discharge from the Navy in 1945, the couple moved to Eugene for eight months. They purchased a ranch west of Drummond, where they raised cattle and horses. They sold the ranch in 1973 and moved to a ranch west of Roundup, where they raised thoroughbred horses.
In 1992, when Elvin's health was failing, they moved to the ranch of the daughter, Harriet, and her husband Calvin Mentzer.
Lucy was a life member and past president of the Drummond American Legion Auxilliary and past president of the Drummond Parent Teacher Association. Lucy was preceded in death by her husband Elvin in 1997, and brother Henry in 1973.
Survivors included F. Baker and P. McCarty of Helena, D. (Baker) McLean and W. McClean, Philipsburg, and H. (Baker) Mentzer and C. Mentzer of Drummond; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren.
Memorial services are at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Drummond community Hall with the Rev. Richard Robinson officiating.
Suggested memorials to: Drummond American Legion Auxiliary, Lower Valley Historical Society, the Drummond Volunteer Ambulance or the charity of your choice.
Jewell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. ... show more