Tonawanda News


March 4, 2014

Marilyn S. Baxter


Marilyn S. (nee Behrens) Baxter, age 86, of Clarence, NY, suddenly, on March 4, 2014, in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. Born in Niagara Falls, NY to Carl R. and Esther (Eggert) Behrens. She lived in the Twin Cities for many years before moving to Clarence, NY.
She retired from Sierra Research where she was the Manager of Employee Benefits. A member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church and Ladies Guild, she was a 50-year member, past President and past Club Woman of the Year of the Business and Professional Women's Club of the Tonawandas. Member and past President of the Erie Niagara Sunrise Exchange Club. Devoted grandmother, great-grandmother, Bill's fan and avid golfer.
Loving wife of Harry S. Baxter, who passed away in 1992. Beloved mother of Deborah S. (John) Kwarciany of North Tonawanda, NY, Christine S. Bernhardt of Warsaw, NY and Norman F. (Eileen) Dauphin of North Tonawanda, NY.  Stepmother of Larry S. (Debra) Baxter of Delle Haven, VA, Karen L. (William Evans) van de Velde of Lancaster, NY and Douglas A. (Nancy) of Orchard Park, NY. Grandmother of Michael J. (Joanne) and Jason M. Kwarciany, Carl R. Dauphin, Kimberly N.(Taylor) Peterson, Kate E. (Ricky) Bell, Kraig W. and Kyle S. (Kristen) van de Velde and Patrick A. and Angela N. Dauphin. Great-grandmother of Jaxson M. Kwarciany, Blake T. Peterson, Jordan R. and Addison R. Bell, Lilly G. and Ava S. van de Velde and Emilie R. Dauphin.
Friends may call at the Fretthold Funeral Home, Inc., 1241 Oliver St. at Ward Rd. in North Tonawanda on Thursday from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 10:30 AM from St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 875 Eggert Dr. in North Tonawanda, the Rev. Steven A. Naylor will officiate. Interment in St. Matthew Lutheran Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Matthew Lutheran Church.
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