|Birth: ||Feb. 21, 1918|
|Death: ||Jan. 27, 2003|
Mary Ruey Baker
Services: Friday, Jan. 31, 2 p.m.
Mary Ruey (Wilcoxon) Baker, 84, of Bakersfield, passed away on January 27, 2003. Services will be held at Mish Funeral Home-Oildale at 2:00 p.m., on Friday, January 31, 2003, with visitation on Thursday, January 30, at Mish Funeral Home-Oildale from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Reverend Dexter Ogan will officiate at the service and the interment will follow at the Shafter Cemetery.
Ruey was born on February 21, 1918, in Paragould, Arkansas, to Brother Sam and Alice Wilcoxon, the oldest of eleven children. On December 19, 1937, she married Everett Olen Baker, who preceded her in death on January 27, 2000. They moved to Shafter, CA, in 1941, where they resided until their move to Bakersfield in 1966. She was an active member of the Shafter First Southern Baptist Church for over 25 years. Rueys life occupation was being a mother and homemaker.
Ruey is survived by her son, Sam and his wife, Carla of Porterville; daughters, Mary Jones of Bakersfield and Darlene Mendez and husband, Gilbert also of Bakersfield; brothers, Jack Wilcoxon and wife, LaVaughn of Sacramento and Mack Wilcoxon and wife, LaVerne of Bakersfield; sisters, Betty Wilcoxon of Bakersfield, Barbara Smith and husband, Gordon of Santa Maria, CA, and Patsy Wilcoxon of Bakersfield. She also leaves five grandchildren; six great-grand-children; and many nieces, nephews and extended family members. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Pat, Poe, Joe and David Lamb, all who died in infancy. Also brother, Gene Wilcoxon and sister-in-law, Phyllis Wilcoxon of Shafter.
Ruey leaves behind many cherished and loved family members, friends and acquaintances. Rueys gracious and loving spirit, happy personality and her ever present smile and laugh will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Published in the Bakersfield Californian from 1/30/2003 - 1/31/2003.
Sam Wilcoxon (1895 - 1982)
Rhuey Alice Cavins Wilcoxon (1897 - 1972)
Everett Olen Baker (1914 - 2000)
Mary Ruey Wilcoxon Baker (1918 - 2003)
Joseph Benjamin Wilcoxon (1919 - 1921)*
Francis Poe Wilcoxon (1923 - 1924)*
Samuel Eugene Wilcoxon (1925 - 1997)*
Robert Pat Wilcoxon (1927 - 1929)*
Clyde Mack Wilcoxon (1929 - 2004)*
David Lamb Wilcoxon (1936 - 1936)*
Patricia Ann Wilcoxon (1941 - 2008)*
Shafter Memorial Park
Shafter (Kern County)
Maintained by: M. Jones
Originally Created by: Lisa
Record added: May 23, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14390128
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