Joy Baker

HUNTSVILLE, Tenn. — Joy Baker, a board member of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Ford’s Theatre and other arts organizations, died at home April 24 after an 11-year battle with cancer.

She was 64.

She was awarded a Lincoln Medal in 1985 for her work for Ford’s Theatre.

Baker was the daughter of the late Sen. Everett M. Dirksen and wife of former Sen. Howard Baker Jr., a former Republican presidential candidate and President Reagan’s chief of staff 1987-88.

She is survived by her husband, a daughter and a son.

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