Rockland — Thelma Butterfield Baker, 98, died Thursday, March 14, 2013 in Rockland.
Born in Lincoln March 19, 1914, she was the daughter of Claude and Hazel (Weymouth) Butterfield and was a 1932 graduate of Bangor High School. She was also a graduate of Beal Business College in Bangor. In 1949, she married Harry W. Baker in Camden. She was employed for many years in Portland where she worked at the Utilities Distributors, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Baker had lived on Chestnut Street in Camden and on Atlantic Highway in Lincolnville near Camden Hills State Park. They owned and operated the Surprise Motel and Cottages, now called The Lighthouse, and retired in 1976. In the 1980s they moved to Rockland.
She is predeceased by her husband, Harry W. Baker who died in 1995; a sister, Norma Manning; cousins, Norman Braley and Ellwood Titcomb. Surviving are several nieces and nephews including Linda Currier of Newport; Sandy Titcomb of Owls Head; Lee Manning, Stephen Manning, and Betsy Manning all of Meredith, N.H.
A gathering will be held Sunday, March 24, from 2 to 4 p.m. in honor of Thelma at Bartlett Woods, 20 Bartlett Drive, Rockland.
Condolences and memories may be shared with Mrs. Baker’s family by visiting her book of memories at longfuneralhomecamden.com. A spring graveside service will be announced to be held in the Mountain View Cemetery in Camden. Arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home, 9 Mountain St., Camden.