July 2, 1935 - May 29, 2018
Born in Charleston, MS
Resided in Salinas, California
Margaret had many interests in life, and pursued each of them with zeal. Most notably, she was a fairly accomplished local artist, working in watercolor, oils, and acrylics. She was a long time member of the Salinas Valley Art Association, as well as the Valley Art Gallery where many of her paintings were showcased.
She was also a lifelong singer, beginning with the Salinas High School Glee Club and in later years the Senior Singers Choir. She had her moment of fame on the local radio as a teen, and knew many songs by heart - it was not unusual for her to burst into the perfectly appropriate song in the middle of conversation!
Other organizations included the Merry Mixers Dance Club, Spreckels School and Home Group, Buena Vista Garden Club, the Best Cellar at the Steinbeck House, the Bunco Girls, VFW Women’s Auxiliary, and the Buck Club.
Margaret is survived by her daughter, Kristi Ellington, and son Bill Baker, Jr. (Jill), grandsons David, Nick and Jeremy, and three great-grandchildren (affectionately known as ‘my little kids’) Tristan, William, and Liliana. She is also survived by her sister, Anita Scott, who was as much a friend as a sister.
For those of you who knew her, please join us in celebrating her life! Come with your stories and raise your glasses. We will be gathering at Elli’s on South Main on Saturday June 9, 2018 from 1:00p.m.-4:00p.m.
Her wit was sharp and her laugh was large to the very end. She will be missed.
Salinas, California 93901