|Birth: ||Nov. 23, 1947|
|Death: ||Mar., 2013|
Andrea S. Baker
Dear Family and Friends,
I was born on the 23rd of November, 1947, in Columbia, Missouri, as Andrea Ann Stubblefield. I graduated in 1979 from the University of Houston, where I earned a bachelor of arts degree in English literature.
My father was Howard Alvin Stubblefield, who died in 1969. My mother is Lorraine Hovey Fields, the most talented, hard-working and inspiring person I ever knew. I was enormously proud to be her daughter. She meets every challenge with boundless optimism and grace.
My husband, Nash Baker, and my son, Carson Nash Baker, were the brightest lights in my constellation. I cherished my life with them. I am also survived by Christy Moody Collier, of Austin, an extremely accomplished and beautiful person, and her husband Marc. Their children are Caroline, Catherine, and Michael; and Ivy, Lily, Ashley and Emma.
Also by my sisters Cheryl LaBarba; Lana Salinas and husband Luis; Diana Lucas; Deborah Fields; and Teri and husband Cliff; my brother Jerry; and brother Steve and wife Christina; and by numerous nieces and nephews. All this lively brood live in the Houston area.
I am also survived by my father-in-law, Frank Baker; and mother-in-law, Clara Baker, who moved to Houston to share their lives with us; as well as my brother-in-law Phil Baker, his family, and my sister-in-law Peggy Hallman.
I would like to thank the professionals at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, led by Dr. Shreyaskumar Patel; and our longtime family associate, Anita Hernandez.
At the University of Houston, I structured my course of study around classes taught by Dr. John McNamara. This was one of the best decisions I ever made.
My working life never strayed far from the printed and spoken word. At the age of 14, I began working at a small weekly newspaper, the Bellaire Texan. For the last ten years, I was proud to be a senior copywriter at Fogarty Klein Monroe, where I worked under the direction of Tom Monroe, Suzie Jennings, and Nancy Self - three creative geniuses.
For most of my life, I strived to conquer what I considered four powerful and destructive human tendencies: ignorance, intolerance, self-righteousness, and fear. I often failed. Despite this, I formed amazing friendships and was surrounded by people I admired and loved deeply. I always believed I was the luckiest person on the planet.
There will be a graveside service for the family on April 13, 2013 at 9 am at Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery, 1101 Antoine Dr., Houston, TX 77055.
There will be a celebration of Andy's life on April 13, 2013 at 11am at Bradshaw Carter Funeral Home. 1734 W. Alabama St., Houston, TX 77098; 713-521-0066.
Published in Houston Chronicle on April 7, 2013
Created by: Elaine
Record added: Apr 02, 2013
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