Helen (Lord) Baker of South Easton died peacefully at home Saturday, September 13, 2014. Helen was born December 1, 1920, in Lebanon, Maine.

She was predeceased by her husband, Roger, in 1970 and her two sisters, Beatrice Lord and Marjorie Blood last year. She is survived by her three children, Stephen, Roger, and Priscilla, and Priscillas husband Bob Crane, all of whom share her Easton home of 66 years and cared for her. She is also survived by two grandchildren, Rachel and Brian; and a great-grandchild, Kinsey Love; as well as nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and great-nephews with whom she was close.

Helen loved her flower and vegetable gardens in the warm weather and worked on braided and hooked rugs when winter closed her in. A graduate of the School of Domestic Science, she was a great cook and loved to entertain her family and friends with delicious, heartfelt meals. She had a quick, dry wit, loved the beach, dancing, yoga, and laughing with friends. She also traveled extensively with her family. Everyone who knew Helen will agree she was a "hot ticket." Family and friends are invited to celebrate Helen's life during visiting hours from 2 to 4 Saturday, September 20, at Copeland-MacKinnon Funeral Home, 28 Center St., Easton.

A short memorial service will follow at 4 when friends will be invited to share their memories of Helen. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to either the Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Avenue, Nebraska City, NE 68410 or to the Salvation Army at donate.salvationarmyusa.org/page.aspx. For directions or to sign an online condolence, visit www.mackinnonfuneralhomes.com. -