DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — Elaine Gold Baker died peacefully in her sleep, at home in Delray Beach, Fla., on Sunday, April 3, at the age of 87.

Elaine was born in Providence, R.I., daughter of Joseph and Esther Gold. Raised in Providence, she and her beloved “Sonny” lived in Providence, Lewiston and Warwick, R.I., before moving to Delray Beach, Fla., to live their later years.

She was a devoted and loving wife and mother, and later grandmother and great-grandmother. Her family meant everything to her. She touched many lives and will be missed by all who knew her.

During her lifetime, Elaine was very active in the Jewish community in Lewiston, being involved in the Jewish Community Center and the Sisterhood of the synagogue. She was a great dancer, teaching dancing to many in the community, young and old. She was a clothes model, an actress in local community theater and played Tom Bosley’s wife in a then-popular “Route 66” television episode. She was an avid golfer and tennis player, until health issues no longer allowed it. Elaine was the consummate Jewish mother: demanding, loving, caring and giving.

She is survived by her sons, Jay Baker and Mark Baker and daughter-in-law, Janet Baker, all of Tucson, Ariz. She is further survived by grandsons, Jeffrey Baker of Phoenix, Ariz., and Ryan Baker and granddaughter-in-law, Carson Baker, both of Fairhope, Ala., along with great-grandsons, Robert Baker and Thomas Baker. She is also survived by her brother, Herbert Gold, and sister-in-Law, Ruthie Gold; and many nieces and nephews.

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