BANGOR – Ruth E. Baker, 87, died Aug. 12, 2004, at an Orono healthcare center. She was born April 2, 1917, in Orono, the daughter of Walter E. and Mary M. (Johnson) Hogan. Mrs. Baker was employed with James A. Taylor Osteopathic Hospital for many years, retiring in 1979. She enjoyed being home and spent many happy hours there. She was predeceased by her youngest daughter, Joanna R. Baker in 2000. Surviving are a daughter, Barbara J. Baker; and a son, Alan E. Baker, both of Bangor. Interment will be private. Friends who wish may contribute in her memory to the Greater Bangor Area Shelter, P.O. Box 1754, Bangor, ME 04402-1754. A service of Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor.