Generous donation to Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society honors Sherrill Baker


The Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society gratefully acknowledges a most generous contribution made by Bob Baker in honor of his late first wife, Sherrill.

Sherrill was one of the first members of the Historical Society, working tirelessly on its behalf. No matter that its “office” was not much more than a closet at the Rancho Santa Fe Library, Sherrill was there sorting through memorabilia, pictures and documents trying to make some semblance of order out of years and years worth of accumulation. She was a willing volunteer taking copies of a newly published book of old Rancho photos to local businesses, hoping they would sell them on behalf of the Historical Society.

Although her husband and five children were the center of her life, Sherrill loved supporting events here in town. Among her special interests were the Rancho Santa Fe Library and the Beach and Country Guild of United Cerebral Palsy. But it was the Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society that remained most important to her. It was a privilege to have friendly, soft-spoken, hardworking Sherrill as a valued member and volunteer.