Ode to June "Moonie" Baker
6/13/48 – 2/11/04

"Junie Moon", then "Moonie",
Were nick-names given you,
"Moonbeam" seemed more fitting,
A loving name, so true.

Your sparkling eyes,
Your dazzling smile,
Like moonbeams from above,
Your kind and sweet demeanor,
Radiated happiness and love.

"Moonbeam", darling "Moonbeam"
More than "just" a wife,
Lover, friend and help-mate,
You were, in fact, my life.

A life that changed abruptly,
That sad, sad winter day,
Your angels came, too early,
And said "Come fly away".

They surely thought the heavens
Needed a bright, new star,
And welcomed you to join them,
In that paradise afar.

I heard the whisper of their wings,
And know they heard me weeping,
As silently, you "flew away"
On angels' wings, while sleeping.

Shine forever, "Moonbeam",
Radiate, sparkle, glow,
And know I love and miss you,
Along with hundreds here below.

Love, Archie
Archie Baker
Palm Beach Gardens, FL

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JUNE C. BAKER (MOONIE) 1948-2004

On February 11, 2004, June was carried by angels to her celestial resting place. She is survived by her parents, Jennie Lou and George Cotton; her sister Lynn Turner, (Bruce); niece, Lori Crawford (Doug), children Shelby, Sam and Lindsay; nephew Ken Wallace (Jessica), children Alexandra, Jenna and Piper; nephew Brian Wallace (Colleen) and son Jared; one uncle, three aunts and numerous cousins on the blood side. Surviving also are Husband George "Archie" Baker; step-daughter Julie F.H. Miller (Lynn); step-son Jeb S. Baker (Pamela); grandchildren Holly, Stuart, Jack, and Susan; brother-in-law Ronny Baker (Norma); nephew Lance; niece Beth Baker Ferree (Rob); one uncle, two aunts and numerous cousins. Moonie will be missed by hundreds of treasured friends, including a Rabbi of distinction, who loved her dearly and were energized by her engaging personality, sparkling eyes, dazzling smile, and loyalty beyond measure. She was beautiful in every respect. She never met a stranger. June was a member of Trinity Methodist Church where she volunteered in the nursery. She was a lifelong blood donor and worked tirelessly to increase awareness of this need. Moonie was a Red Hatter. She took great delight in being an Honorary Member of the Mad Hatters of Shell Point Chapter of Ft. Myers and an active member of the Garden Gabbies of Palm Beach Gardens. Gabbies Queen, "Jean Ann" coordinated support from members of both chapters for June during her extended illness, and it sustained her.

In memory, June would have everyone who is eligible become a regular blood donor.

The arrangements were the responsibility of the Aycock Funeral Home.

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