Eleanor “Ellie” Baker passed away in Glendale on Aug. 13. She was 83.
Ellie was born in Los Angeles and in the fifth grade moved with her family – mom Dolores, father Pilar and brothers Michael, Paul and John – to Glendale, where she lived her entire life.
She attended Holy Family Grade School and Holy Family High School, graduating in 1957. She continued to attend Holy Family Church her entire life.
Ellie was a real estate broker for more than 40 years starting her career at Los Feliz Properties. She then moved into a management position at Red Carpet Realty in Beverly Hills before landing at Dorn, Platz & Company in Glendale.
She had a heart for the less fortunate and was particularly active with the Glendale Board of Realtors where she could be found every holiday season working on its can tree drive or ringing the bell for the Salvation Army kettles.
Ellie was an expert crafter making wreaths, sweatshirts with appliques and other arts and crafts items that would be donated for various fundraisers (though she did make sure to hold back some items for family).
Ellie had a great sense of humor and lit up any room she entered.
Married in 1958 to Ronald Baker, they divorced in 1973.
Ellie is pre-deceased by her parents and her brothers Paul and John. She is survived by her brother Michael Martinez; son Ron (Patti) and daughter Rhonda; two granddaughters, two grandsons and one great-granddaughter and one great-grandson.
A service will be held on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 10 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 209 E. Lomita Ave. in Glendale. A burial will be held on Friday, Sept. 16, at 10 a.m. at Calvary Cemetery, 4201 Whittier Blvd. in Los Angeles.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Holy Family Church “Building Our Future” campaign.