1956-2015

Irene Kay Baker, beloved companion of the late John Gero and daughter of the late Earl Baker Jr. and Doris (Pedro) Copado died this week.

She is survived by sisters, Linda Libby, Mary (Gerry) Williams, Kathy (Danny) Moore, Karen (Tommy) James, and Jeanie Baker (Larry); and a brother, Tommy Baker; as well as many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her companion and father, she is preceded in death by a brother, Butch (Earl) Baker III; and sister-in-law, Mary Ellen Baker.

"Renie" or "Sponge", will be remembered for her BIG heart of gold, as Queen of the Mardi Paws parade and for "in a minute."

Cremation has taken place and a memorial is planned for this summer.