Nancy Louise Baer
August 12, 1941- September 4, 2014
Nancy Louise Baer, age 73, of Prince Frederick, MD passed away September 4, 2014 at her residence. She was born August 12, 1941 in Springfield, IL to Robert G. and Alma H. (Carson) Westover. She was raised in Springfield and attended the University of Illinois before transferring to the University of Denver, where she met and married Leonard R. Baer of Hammond, IL on November 8, 1963. The couple moved to the Washington, D.C. area and settled in Prince Georges County before moving to Calvert County in 1969.
As a young woman, Nancy was employed by the Illinois Bell Telephone Company and, in Denver, the Mountain States Telephone Company. Moving to Maryland, Nancy raised a family before returning to the workforce, this time employed by the Prince George’s Community College, where she officially completed her Associate’s Degree in Education. Nancy became an administrative assistant at Martin Marietta (now Lockheed Martin), before becoming an executive assistant at Phoebus Communications, a small Beltway consulting firm. When her children were younger, Nancy spent 11 years as a co-leader of the Calvert Caballeros 4-H Horse and Pony Club.
What defined Nancy was her thirst for knowledge and passion for engaging in life. Nancy was an outdoor enthusiast and an avid horse lover. She enjoyed gardening, kayaking, skiing, bicycling, horseback riding, reading, cooking and being at the beach. Nancy was a member of the Chesapeake Woodturners Club. Being well-read, she enjoyed discussing current events and world affairs. However, Nancy’s keenest interest was family and would always organize family gatherings for holidays, birthdays and vacations. She also immersed herself in a multi-year genealogy project, doing in-depth research into the history of both sides of the family. Nancy’s favorite pastime was supporting her grandchildren’s activities.
Nancy was preceded in death by her son Kevin R. Baer on October 17, 2013. Surviving are her husband Leonard R. Baer, daughter Darcy B. Woessner and her husband Andrew M. of Great Falls, VA, grandchildren Kollin R. Baer of Chesapeake Beach, MD and Jessica M. and Emma L. Woessner of Great Falls, VA, and brother Jack P. Westover and his wife Becky of Minocqua, WI.
Monday, January 1, 1900