GALLUP, N.M. – E. Victoria (Payeur) Baker, 72, a resident of Window Rock, Ariz., died Saturday, March 28, at the Rehoboth McKinley Christian Hospital after a long illness.

She was born in Lewiston, on May 11, 1936, the daughter of Charles Victor and Edith Marguerite (Hiscock) Payeur. She was a graduate of Leavitt Institute in Turner and the Providence-Barrington Bible College in Providence, R.I.

On Aug. 31, 1958, she married Ray Dean Baker at the Circle L Campground chapel in Livermore Falls. She worked for the Strong Memorial Hospital and for the Marine Midland Bank, both in Rochester, N.Y., and was an assistant to the Dean of Women and Faculty at Trinity College in Clearwater, Fla.

For 12 years, she served as secretary for Circle L Camps, now known as Camp Goodwin. She also worked as a teacher in Ira, Vt., and North Tonawanda, N.Y. She was a busy pastor’s wife, accompanying her husband at the Groton Baptist Church in Groton, Vt., Ira Baptist Church in Ira, Vt., Tuscarora Baptist Church in Sanborn, N.Y., and the Navajo Bible Church in Fort Defiance, Ariz.

She is survived by her husband, the Rev. Ray Dean Baker of Window Rock, Ariz.; a daughter, Vicki Deann Baker Sebeny and her husband, Joe, of Purcellville, Va.; a daughter by choice, Faye Melody Cook Hewitt and her husband, Donald, of Ira, Vt.; and two grandsons, Andrew Ryan and Nathaniel Tyler Sebeny, of Purcellville, Va.

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