Obituary: Edwina Ruth Baker

October 23, 1942 - September 11, 2013

Edwina Ruth Baker, age 70, longtime former Fallon resident, of Coupeville, WA, passed away at Careage of Whidbey in Coupeville on Wednesday, September 11, 2013, following a lengthy illness.

Mrs. Baker was born in New Haven, CT, on October 23, 1942, to Anthony and Edna Ruth (Bowers) Levenduski. At the age of eight, she moved to Salt Lake City, and then to Deweyville and Tremonton, UT, residing there for some twenty years. In 1976, Edwina moved to Fallon, where she served as a waitress and mail carrier. While in Fallon, Edwina had been a member of the Fallon Eagles, where she had served as Past President of the Women’s Auxiliary #1447. She also enjoyed ghost-town hunting in Nevada.

Edwina moved to Coupeville, on Whidbey Island, WA, in 2002. She was an avid pinochle player at the Oak Harbor Senior Center, and was a member of the New Englanders Club. She was also a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in


Edwina is survived by her three children: Julie Ann Myers of Fallon, Gary Botts (Sarah) of Wells and Debbie Walker (Tom) of Oak Harbor, WA; six grandchildren: Amanda Myers of Citrus Springs, FL, Jacob Botts (Jenna) and Marshall Botts, all of Wells, Shaye Walker of Stanwood, WA and Shelby and Landen Walker, both of Oak Harbor, WA; seven great-grandchildren: Brandi Myers, Tristan Crysler, Ayden Connery, Ethan and Colter Botts and Brayden and Brodie Dawson-Walker. She is also survived by her brother, John Anthony Levenduski (Sandy) of Snowville, UT and their three sons, Tony, Chris and Brandon Levenduski-Johnson and their families. She was preceded in death by her mother, Edna Ruth Levenduski, on May 3, 1997.

A Memorial Mass will take place at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Coupeville, on Saturday, Sep. 14, 2013, 10 a.m., Rev. Paul Pluth, Celebrant. Private interment will take place in Nevada. Memorials may be made to the Oak Harbor Senior Center, 50 SE Jerome St., Oak Harbor, WA 98277. Family and friends are encouraged to share memories and condolences at


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