Evelyn Marie Baker, devoted wife, mother, and grandmother passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. She was born July 12 1929 in Sarasota, Florida to Alonzo and Nell Bishop. She was the first of three children. \n\nShe met her future husband, William, then a private in the U.S. Army stationed at Fort Carson, Colo., on a blind date. She married her sweetheart on November 21, 1953. They had lived in Florence, Colo., Glendale, Ariz., and Farmington, N.M., before finally returning to Sarasota, FL in 1969. She took great joy in putting together and keeping a lovely home for her family. Evelyn insisted on teaching all of her children to cook and her family recipes are cherished heirlooms. She was a member of Christ's Church and enjoyed several callings during her life. Her best memories always involved being surrounded by her family. \n\nShe is survived by many loved ones.