Lyn Bell Baker, born Marilyn Ethel Bell, age 86, of Grand Junction, CO, passed peacefully in her sleep at Hope West Hospice Care Center on November 19, 2023.
Born July 1, 1937 to Willard Bell and Anna Guerra Bell in Springfield, MA Marilyn graduated Milton High School and later in life received her BA in Computer Technology at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.
Lyn married Richard Harold Hodges, of Wollaston, MA on May 29, 1958, with whom she had two children, Paula Marie and Peter Richard. Dick Hodges passed away in April 1983, and Lyn remarried in 1990 to Carl Baker of Brooklyn, NY.
An active member in all her churches, in choir and fellowship, Lyn most recently was a member of the First Baptist Church of Morehead City, NC. She served many disaster relief efforts all along the east coast with the North Carolina Men's Baptist Disaster Relief organization, including Hurricane Katrina in LA. Lyn also made several missionary trips to Cuba teaching the women how to sew.
Lyn loved to travel and get to know new people. She visited Israel, Greece, Turkey, England, Hungary, Australia, New Zealand, Scotland, France, Canada, Cuba and all 50 states in the US.
Lyn loved children. In addition to her own, she fostered four children. She also hosted two Australian exchange students in the mid 70's. Her home was always open to children of friends and neighbors.
Lyn was preceded in death by her father, Willard; Lyn cared for her mother, Anna, during her decline due to Alzheimer's until her death. She was also predeceased by her younger brother LT JG Frederick (Fudgie) USN, and both of her husbands, Dick and Carl.
Survivors include her older brother Master Sgt. Willard Bell, Jr. USA, Ret. and his wife Heidi, of Camden, DE; son, Peter R. Hodges and his wife, Renee, of Palisade, CO; daughter Paula M. Hodges and her husband Bill Cote, of Ft. Myers, FL; granddaughter, Tahverle Carroll and her husband Logan and their children Blakely and Rip, of Littleton, CO.
Lyn's ashes will be buried in the family plot in Milton Cemetery, 211 Centre Street, Milton, MA. A graveside prayer will be said on Sunday, December 17, 2023 at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Morehead City Missionary Fund, 810 Bridges St. Morehead City, NC. 252-726-4142.
Lyn wished to be remembered as a child of God, who loved the Lord.