Pauline Melba Baker of Napa, Calif., most recently of Antelope, Calif., born Oct. 11, 1922, passed away on Jan. 14, 2013.
She was proceeded in death, by her husband Walter E. Baker (Bud), whom she married Jan. 8, 1949. She loved life, her children, her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She loved to dance.
Pauline actively sought great deals at garage sales and antiquing where she then refinished and restored her treasured finds. She knew a diamond in the rough and could make it shine. Pauline had a love and appreciation of beauty and beautiful things. Her most prized possessions included her extensive rare and antique doll collection. Pauline was an amazing mother and grandmother who loved her children with generosity and affection. She was not afraid to speak her mind, but she was an open and willing shoulder when her children and friends needed her. She was an avid board and card game player and puzzle enthusiast.
Pauline is survived by her daughters Mary Baker Wikoff (David), of Antelope, Calif. and Linda Lavonne Delbo, of Nampa, Idaho; grandchildren Steven Delbo (Tonja), Michael Delbo (Monica), Pauline Amos (Michael), Walter Delbo (Ginny), David Frank Wikoff II (Darcy), Paul Michael Wikoff; and her 12 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
All of whom will all love and tremendously miss her laughter, sense of humor, honesty, competitive scrabble playing, generosity and unconditional love and affection.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Jan. 26 at her home in Antelope.
Donations may be made in her memory to Sacramento Kaiser Hospice or the American Cancer Society.