Marjorie Baker
May 31, 1909 - March 29, 2012
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Marjorie Oakes Baker, 102, of St. Vincent, Minnesota passed away at Kittson Memorial Healthcare Center in Hallock on Thursday, March 29th, 2012. Marjorie DeFrance was born at St. Vincent, Minnesota to Roy and Eva (Sheldon) DeFrance on May 31, 1909. She graduated from St. Vincent High School in 1926 and went on to attend St. Cloud Teachers College, graduating in 1928. Marjorie taught at McArthur School her first year and then taught in several Kittson County country schools. In 1935 she married Harvey Oakes and moved into a log cabin six miles south of Pembina. They later purchased a home in Pembina and moved there in 1944. Harvey passed away in 1972. Marjorie was very active in the Methodist Church, Ladies Aid and the WSCS. She served as District and Conference officer through the years and was a former Dean of Methodist School Missions. She was also county president of the Homemakers, a Past Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. In 1975 she married Frank Baker at Pembina. Frank died in 1996. Marjorie spent six months in Florida each year for over 35 years.

Family members include a son, Lawrence Oakes, Hemit, CA; a daughter, Linda Oakes, Albuquerque, NM; grandchildren, Jon, Lance and Brad Oakes, Patricia Ristvedt; six great grandchildren, and a sister-in-law, Amy Oakes, Drayton. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Gladys and Ione; and brothers, Melvin, Ralph, Ray, Norton and Delbert.

Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, April 2nd, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Pioneer United Methodist Church at Pembina, North Dakota. Interment will be in St. Vincent. Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church for one hour prior to the funeral service. Rev. Gary Johnson, presiding; Doug Finney, soloist and Betty Irving, pianist. Casket bearers will be Jon Oakes, Patricia Ristvedt, D.J. Ristvedt, Danny Ristvedt, Cameron Wilwand and Kaitlyn Ristvedt. The Austin Funeral Home of Hallock is in charge of arrangements.


Monday April 2, 2012, 1:00 - 2:00 at Pioneer United Methodist Church
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Funeral Services

Monday April 2, 2012, 2:00 at Pioneer United Methodist Church
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