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BAKER, ANNE MARIE KAZOKAS
BAKER, Anne Marie Kazokas Born to William Cypress and Jennie Kazokas in Concord, Ma., on March 13, 1937. She grew up in Acton, Massachusetts, and graduated from Acton High School in 1955. She earned her BS from Framingham State Teachers College in 1959. Soon after graduation, she married James Wesley Baker, Jr., and they had three sons: James William, Robert Thomas, and Stephen Michael. The Baker family moved to Northridge, Calif., in 1966. Anne was a teacher and administrator at Nobel Jr. High School from 1974 until 1996. She retired and married her second husband, Thomas Eply Starr, in 1996. They lived in Newbury Park, where she was a member of the St. Matthews United Methodist Church. She most recently resided at Atria Hillcrest in Thousand Oaks. She is predeceased by her brother Jim. She is survived by her brother Bill in Texas, her sister Irene in Washington, her sons Jim in Palmdale, Bob in Irvine, and Steve in Santa Monica, her grandchildren Christian, Katie, Kelly and Andrew. She also loved her four step-children from her second marriage: Don, Susan, Jeni and Mike, plus thirteen step-grandchildren. Services will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, February 28, 2010, at St. Matthews United Methodist Church, 1360 S. Wendy Drive, Newbury Park, CA 91320. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Parkinsons Disease Foundation in her honor. Mom was patient with us, a great listener and teacher. She was a spiritual being with lots of love and warmth. She touched many lives, and helped make our world a better place. May she rest in peace. 'You were always in our cornerÉ You are part of us to the core.' We love you, The Baker Brothers.

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