Martha Erickson Baker of Miami died Thursday, June 7, 2007, at Integris Baptist Regional Health Center in Miami. She was 73.

Ms. Baker was born July 28, 1933, in Illinois.

She was an activist and published author, under the pen name Laura Hyle.

Survivors include four granddaughters, Jennifer Baker of Redwood City, Calif., Ashley Baker of New York City, N.Y., Tessa Baker of Salinas, Calif., and Amber Baker of Portland, Ore.

She was preceded in death by three sons, Tommy Baker, Jim Baker and Dan Baker, and her parents.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Welch Cemetery, northwest of Welch, with the Rev. Bob Barker officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of Paul Thomas Funeral Home of Miami.