Pamela Elaine Baker

pamela baker

February 21, 1962 ~ March 28, 2024

Born in: Hollis, Queens, New York
Resided in: Cornelius, North Carolina

Pamela Elaine (Keehan) Baker, 62, of Cornelius, NC, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2024 after a brave fight with pancreatic cancer.

Born in Hollis, Queens, NY, she was the wife of Jeffrey Vaughn Baker of Cornelius, and the daughter of Madeline (Mealey) Kushner and the late Robert Francis Keehan.

She worked for 29 years with Wells Fargo, beginning her career there when it was known as First Union.

Pamela was a very loving and kind person to everyone she met. Her family, friends, and fur babies were her life and everyone loved her so much.

She especially loved to travel anywhere there was a beach or an ocean.

In addition to her husband of 30 years, she is survived by two sisters: Patrice Dayton (Ronald) and Karyn Thompson (Paul); two brothers: Bill Keehan (Pam Small) and Kevin Keehan (Rosemarie Arnau); two nieces: Kirsten Adams (Kenny) and Kellie Dayton; a nephew, Spencer Keehan; two great-nieces: Karsyn Adams and Madeline Carpenter; her special friends Kim Cornell and Meg Hagerty; and her fur baby dogs, Layla Grace and Breeze.

A funeral will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian with Rev. Karen Doucette officiating. The funeral service will be streamed live on this page by clicking the green link just below the obituary text. Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Asheville. Pastor Willard Pruitt will officiate at the graveside. Friends will be received at the funeral home for one hour prior to the service, from 10 to 11 AM.

In lieu of flowers, her family requests donations be made to your local animal shelter.

Broadcast Date:

Groce Funeral Home Broadcast


For those who wish to pay their respects: April 2, 2024 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Room: Sanctuary

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


Funeral Service: April 2, 2024 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Room: Sanctuary

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


Graveside Service: April 2, 2024 12:30 pm

Chapel Hill Baptist Church Cemetery
9 Chapel Hill Road
Asheville, NC 28803


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  1. Good Lord Willing, We will see you again some day. I have prayed for you morning and night for months. Our hearts are broken.

    We will miss the prayers, games of rumikube, walking the Shelties, texting jokes, lunch every other Friday, shopping, girl talks and more!

    You exemplified a Godly woman helpful, kind and sweet soul, and YOU brought us a lot of joy and fun. Most of all, you were my other sister. Love you Pam! Marian (Mere), Anthony, Jax and Cole

  2. Love you Sis! You are now with Pixie and Maggie. I know you will love from heaven. Rest in peace until we meet again. 🙏

  3. Rest in Peace Pam. I am so glad I got to meet you and go on a few fun weekend girl trips. Love and peace.

  4. Hey Lady! (that is how she would always greet me) She was my co-worker and my friend. It won’t be the same without her.

  5. My deepest sympathy for the loss of your lovely, loving wife, sister, aunt, and friend. She sounds like a wonderful person. May you find peace knowing that she had a life well lived.

  6. Rest in peace Pam! You had the most remarkable smile and loving personality. We had some fun times working together and sharing all the ups and downs that work creates. I loved all the times we spent talking about all the pups and all your fun adventures. Our hearts go out to your family as the world is a little less shiny without your smile and laughs. Have missed the creative holiday cards with the pups – always wonderful and memorable. Hugs ❤️

  7. I had the pleasure of working with Pamela over at least the past 15 years. With Pamela, you were never just a co-worker, you were a friend. I always knew if I had a question for her, I’d need to make sure I had plenty of time because our work-related discussion would be short, but taking time to catch up could take much, much longer. I loved hearing all about Layla and Breeze (and Pixie) – I admired what a wonderful dog mom she was. She also loved talking about her family, her travels, her home and her friends. She taught me how to make a mean key lime martini. I am in shock at the loss of such a beautiful soul and I will miss her. Rest in peace my dear friend.

  8. Remember the good times and the happiness you shared. When you remember them, they are never truly gone. My love and prayers go to the family and friends of Pam in hopes to lessen the pain in your hearts during this difficult time.

  9. Jeff, and family, my prayers love and thoughts are with you during this most difficult time. Heaven received another angel! I had not seen Pam in quite a while but her dear friend Kim kept me up dated about your life in NC. Always looked forward to your wonderful Christmas cards with the dogs! Pray you will feel peace and comfort from the love, support and prayers many. Love, Marilyn

  10. Rest in peace Pam. I’m sure Aunt Alice and Uncle Bill were waiting for you in heaven with open arms. Love you.

  11. My sweet friend and co-worker Pamela, I’ll miss our almost daily chats and seeing pics of your furry babies. Rest in peace.

  12. Pamela was the colleague who always made my day with her innate cheerful outlook and words of encouragement. I am shocked and saddened to hear of her passing, and send my condolences to her family. Pamela was greatly loved at Wells Fargo.

  13. Pam was always such a ray of sunshine and a dear friend of my daughters during their high school years, this is a terrible loss for her family and friends. My heart is aching for her mothers, sister, brothers and other loved ones. Pam is in my prayers, may she rest in peace.

  14. My heart goes out to Pam’s family- Jeff, Bill and Kevin. I’m so sorry that you’ve lost her.

  15. Words can’t express how the sorrow grips my heart for the loss of my Pamie (Pinkie). At the same time the Joy of Jesus over shadows the sorrow. Farewell my sweet friend. You were a blessing in my life and the lives of all that knew you.

  16. My deepest sympathies to all. My memories of Pam go back to when she lived in Queensbury. Always a good time at the Keehan house. Rest in peace Pam. You are now one of the angels. 💕🙏🏻🙏🏻

  17. Rest in peace, sweet Pamela! I will always treasure the moments we spent over the phone talking about life and sharing our stories.

    This world lost an amazing human, but Heaven must be beautiful right now because it has you in it.

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