|Birth: ||Jan. 3, 1919|
|Death: ||Mar. 4, 2008|
A graveside service is scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Saturday, March 8, 2008, at San Jon Cemetery in San Jon, NM for Lois Baker, 89, of Roswell, NM who passed away March 4, 2008, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. Rev. Archie Echols of First United Methodist Church will officiate.
Lois was born on January 3, 1919, in Forrest, NM to Ludvil Eppa Hunton and Ethel Murdick Hunton. Her parents have preceded her in death as well as two sons, Andy Bruce Baker and Roger Nile Baker; by five brothers: Paul Hunton, J.W. Hunton, L.E. Hunton, Esten Hunton, Carroll Hunton; as well as two sisters, Velma James, Mozelle Nance.
Lois married Nile L. Baker on June 15, 1941, in Tucumcari, NM. Her husband survives her at the family home.
Lois is also survived by her son, Randy Baker of Indiana; her daughter, Ginger Gwartney and her husband Bruce of Roswell, NM; and her grandchildren, Katie Beth Gwartney, Ty Gwartney, Micah Baker and Hannah Baker.
Lois taught school from 1941 to 1977. She most recently worked for the Las Cruces Public School District. She was an active member in the First United Methodist Women in Clovis, NM and Las Cruces, NM and a member of the National Education Association.
The family would like to give a special thank you to all of the care givers that took care of Lois.
The family request in lieu of flowers donations may be made in Lois' name to the First United Methodist Cowboy Bell Scholarship Fund or the First United Methodist Music Memorial Fund.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at www.ballardfuneralhome.com.
Published in the Clovis News Journal and the Portales News-Tribune from 3/6/2008 - 3/7/2008.
Nile Leland Baker (1913 - 2008)
San Jon Cemetery
New Mexico, USA
Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
Record added: Mar 06, 2008
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