Barbara Ann Baker | 1943-2013

Published Wednesday, September 4, 2013

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Barbara Ann Baker

Barbara Ann Baker, 69, a retired public school teacher, died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, in Fort Worth.

Funeral is 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, at the First Baptist Church in Decatur with burial in Perrin Memorial Gardens in Perrin. Dr. Ken May will officiate.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Bethurum, Frank Maxwell, A.C. Griffin, Harold Mosley, Vic Morton and Wayne Alexander. Honorary pallbearers are the deacons of the First Baptist Church of Decatur.

Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.

Barbara was born Oct. 3, 1943, to Ward and Ruby (Shipley) Luna in Jacksboro. She graduated from Graham High School in 1962 and from the University of North Texas in 1966 with a bachelor of science degree.

Barbara married Dale Baker June 22, 1963, in Denton. She taught elementary students at Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District, Graham ISD, Jacksboro ISD and Bridgeport ISD before retiring to Runaway Bay in 1998.

Barbara’s hobbies included reading, scrapbooking, camping, art and teaching, but being with family and friends was still her greatest joy and love.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her sister, Winnie Luna.

Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Dale Baker of Runaway Bay; son Brannan Kyle Baker and wife, Connie, of Colorado City; granddaughter Elizabeth Sikes of Colorado City; great-grandchildren Joe and Zoey; sisters Jolene Smith, Wilma York and husband, Jerry, both of Temple; brothers Wilburn Luna and wife, Audrey, of Vernal, Utah, and Dwain Luna of Garland; and numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

Barbara will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her.

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