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Paula "Peg" Baker

December 27, 1940 — February 9, 2023


Peg Baker passed away peacefully on February 9, 2023 in Nashville, Tennessee. Born on December 27, 1940, she was 82 years old.

Peg was predeceased by her parents, Paul and Eloise Griggs. She is survived by William Baker, her husband of 59 years, by her brother Jeffrey Griggs, and by her children David Baker (Robin) along with their children Josh (Eliza), Margaret and Darry; Laura White (Truman) along with their children Lindsey, Truman III, Carter, and Parker.

Peg grew up traveling the world. Born in Miami where her dad commanded a Naval Air Training
Squadron, she moved to duty stations around the country. She graduated from Groveton High School in Virginia. She moved with her parents to Italy, attended the University of Maryland in Germany and returned to Washington, D.C. to work on Capitol Hill. Peg met her future husband Bill, a Naval Academy Midshipman, at a Greyhound bus station in Washington, D.C. and they married, June 6, 1964. Much of her life was spent in Virginia raising her children and then moving to Atlanta to be closer to family. Peg was an avid reader. She spent her time volunteering at church and in community groups, including Navy Wives, Local Theater, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts and Homeowners Associations. She loved to travel the country with her husband and children. This included 10 years RVing, when they summered in Acadia National Park and wintered in the Florida Keys.

Peg and Bill came to Nashville in 2017 to be near both children’s families. She enjoyed her knitting groups at the Cloister and at Belle Meade United Methodist Church.

Her husband Bill describes Peg as being a very beautiful soul who emanated love, reason, tranquility and a sense of calm to all those around her.

The family would like to express their deep gratitude for the extremely kind and wonderful care received at the West Meade Rehab Facility.

There will be a Memorial Service held on Saturday March 11, 2023 at 10:00 am at The Pavilion at Harpeth Hills at 9090 Hwy 100 Nashville, Tennessee 37221 with visitation and refreshments immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Belle Meade United Methodist Church, 121 Davidson Rd, Nashville, TN 37205.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Paula "Peg" Baker, please visit our flower store.

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Memorial Service

Saturday, March 11, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Harpeth Hills Memorial Gardens Pavilion


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