Della Irene Baker, age 92 of Maywood, passed away Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Great Plains Health. Della was born November 8, 1925 in Valentine to William and Winifred (Read) Foster. She married Douglas Joseph Baker on May 3, 1944 in Ainsworth and to this union four children were born, Douglas Lynn, Beverly Diane, Timothy Grant and Bruce Allen. The couple lived in Valentine until 1948 at which time they moved to the Goose Creek Area Ranch until 1964. They lived in North Platte until 1974, and the last 44 years have lived in Maywood area. Della worked at Beeline Motor Freight in North Platte and when they moved to Maywood, she owned and operated the Maywood Café and Della’s Ceramics. She enjoyed making many crafts and art, and her hobbies included fishing in Michigan, playing shuffleboard, gardening, canning, baking, crocheting, knitting and sewing. She created many keepsakes for her family and enjoyed listening to her kids play and sing. Della was active in Rebecca’s Lodge of Nebraska where she held all state level offices and served as president for 2 years. She was also active in the Women’s Auxiliary of the VFW. Della is survived by Douglas, her husband of 73 years; children, Timothy (Patricia) Baker of Curtis, and Bruce (Tammi Benson) Baker of Lamar; 16 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; siblings Mary Catherine Peterson, Norma Jene Cramer, Lee Brown, Barbara (Orville) Morlang, Sharon Brinda, Phyllis (Dan) Mayhew, Jack Foster and Robert (Gloria) Foster; as well as many nieces, nephews, and other extended family members. She was preceded in death by her son, Douglas Lynn; daughter, Beverly D. McCarty; and siblings, Ida Mae (Jay) Hayford, Betty (Wally) McKay, Don (Esther) Foster, and Bud (Nancy) Foster; and brother- in- laws, Russell Peterson, Harold Cramer, Bill Brown, and Delmer Brinda. Memorials are suggested to either the Maywood or Curtis EMT’s and online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com
. Funeral Services were held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the Maywood Community Building with Pastor Dale Heimer officiating. Adams and Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.