Waterville, Maine-Mary Jane Baker,81, of Waterville, Maine, passed away at home on August 23, 2014 with family by her side. Jane, as she preferred, was born in Crisfield, Maryland on February 27, 1933, the daughter of the late Roy and Idella (Howard) McCollor; and sister of Fred. She was a graduate of Waterville High, class of 1951. Jane then went on to work for the Waterville Public Library after graduating. She married and traveled with her husband, Loren G. Baker through the U.S. Air Force. After retiring from the U.S. Air Force, they moved back to Waterville, Maine with their family and Jane gained a job at Thomas College in the library. She was a member of the Pleasant Street United Methodist Church in Waterville, Maine for many years. She enjoyed drawing, reading, playing piano, needlework, knitting, painting, gardening, sewing; pretty much all in the way of arts and crafts. She loved to be involved with her daughters as she was their Scout Leader known as “Mother Nature”, during their time in Waterville, Maine and Syracuse, New York. Her knowledge of nature’s birds and plants nearly matched Mother Nature herself, hence her title. Later on, she loved to pass down her artistic skills to her granddaughter as well as taking her on trips to a variety of places including the beach and the Desert of Maine. Jane was always a friendly and outgoing person with a loving and caring heart for all of her friends and family. Jane was predeceased by her husband, Loren G. Baker; her brother, Fred McCollor; and numerous friends. She is survived by her daughters Debbie Baker, Lynn Bickford, Lynn’s husband Duane Bickford, and granddaughter Samantha Bickford. A private graveside service is planned at the Maine Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Augusta. The family would like to thank Beacon Hospice of Augusta, Maine for their wonderful care and consideration to the individual needs that were given to both Jane and her family. We would also like to thank Lawry Brothers Funeral Home for their help in planning for Jane’s final day.