Ellen B. Baker Fox hunting enthusiast

September 11, 1992

Ellen B. Baker, who rode to the hounds until she was 79, died Wednesday of heart failure at her home, Manor Hill Farm.

A memorial service for the 89-year-old Monkton resident are at 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. James Episcopal Church, 3100 Monkton Road.

The former Ellen Baker was born in Buckeystown to a Maryland family that was prominent in banking and the lime and cement business.

Mrs. Baker attended the Bryn Mawr School and graduated in 1922 from the Master's School in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.

In 1925, she married Joseph Dill Baker, an executive with Standard Lime and Cement Co. who died in 1977.

An accomplished tennis player, she also enjoyed playing golf at the Elkridge Club. But her main sporting interest was fox hunting, which she enjoyed late into life.

Mrs. Baker was active in the affairs of St. James Episcopal Church and served on the boards of the Master's School, the Baltimore YWCA, Children's Aid Society, the Mount Vernon Club (of which she was a founding member) and the Elkridge-Harford Hunt Club. She also was a member of the Colonial Dames of

America and the Guilford Garden Club.

Survivors include a daughter, Susan Baker Fritz of Riderwood; a son, Daniel Baker of Ruxton; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Bishop Clagett Center of the Episcopal Church, 3035 Buckeystown Pike, P.O. Box 40, Buckeystown, Md. 21717.

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