PENSACOLA, Florida — Patricia Jean (Ryan) Baker, 87, passed away peacefully at her home in Pensacola, on June 7, 2014. She was born in Columbus, Ohio, to John William and Gertrude (Swank) Ryan on May 17, 1927.

Patricia was a graduate of Ada High School where she met her loving and devoted husband of 68 years, Charles Russel Baker, who survives.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Ruth (Ryan) Lautsbaugh and her daughter- in-law, Karen Baker.

She is lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her husband Charles and her three children, John Baker, of Bothell, Washington; Marsha (Robert) Smith, of Jackson, Ohio; and James (Karla) Baker, of Pensacola. Grandma “B” leaves behind 10 grandchildren, Kim (Randy) Jacobsen, Lisa Baker, David (Erin) Baker and Daniel Baker all of Washington state; Michelle (Curtis) Riley of Colorado Springs, Colorado; Ryan (Christy) Smith, of Lebanon, Ohio; Megan Smith, of Columbus, Ohio; Lauren (Brian) Thompson, of Mason, Ohio; and Scott and Nick Baker, of Pensacola. She also leaves 10 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Patricia loved many things in life in addition to her family. She was well known for her delicious baked goods and her gift for cooking, as well as creating beautiful handsewn keepsakes. She was also active in many civic organizations, she enjoyed golf and had a passion for her job as a jewelry buyer. One of her greatest gifts was her unforgettable personality.

Her husband’s position with Columbia Gas of Ohio led them to homes in Circleville, Mt. Vernon, and Zanesville, Ohio, where she made many dear friends before retiring to Florida.

Graveside services will be held at Thompson Cemetery in Bluffton, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in her memory.

Trahan Family Funeral Home, Pensacola, is in charge of arrangements.