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 Darlene <I>Brown</I> Baxter

Darlene Brown Baxter

Direct, Lamar County, Texas, USA
Death 3 Feb 2013 (aged 74)
Sulphur Springs, Hopkins County, Texas, USA
Burial Paris, Lamar County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 42672638 · View Source
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Darlene Brown Baxter, 74, of Sulphur Springs died Sunday February 3, 2013 at her home. Funeral services will be held at Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home 2:00 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 6, 2013 with Rev. Mike Shupp officiating. Burial will follow in McDonald cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday 6-7 P.M.

Darlene was born in Direct, Texas August 7, 1938 a daughter of William Joseph and Lillie Lee Smith Brown. She married Howard Preston Baxter on July 16, 1954 in Clovis, New Mexico. They spent 46 years together enjoying going to flea markets and antiquing. They raised 6 children of their own and raised a grandson, Chip Thomas, after the death of their daughter, Brenda. There were many other children they considered their own. They also enjoyed spending time with their family playing games and cards. She was of the Baptist faith.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Howard; daughter, Brenda D. Baxter; brothers, Bill, Jimmie "Buddy" and J.W. Brown; and a sister, Elsie Young.

She is survived by children Paula Brown, Howard Baxter, Jr. and wife Deana; Sandra Dawson all of Sulphur Springs; Glenda Wood and Jeff Sessums of Paris and Trish Bounds and husband John of Blossom; grandchildren Chris Baxter, Chip Thomas, Christi Long, Carolyn Rigby, Cory Moore, Brian Baxter, Tabitha Blackburn, Jason Wood, Justin Wood, Amanda Dawson, Jordan Dawson, Derek Atnip; 18 Great Grandchildren and 1 Great-Great Grandchild and numerous others that were family to her that called her "grandma". She is also survived by a sister Jewell Ellsworth of Cooper and brothers Rex Brown of Venus and David Lewis (PQ) of Lubbock.

Pallbearers will be Howard Baxter, Jr., Brian Baxter, Justin Wood, Jordan Dawson, Derek Atnip, James Baxter, Jr., Chris Baxter and Caton Thomas. Honorary pallbearer will be John Bounds.

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"Our Children - Brenda Darlene, Linda Pauline, Howard Preston, Jr., Glenda Charlene, Sandra Marlene and Patricia Christine"
"Married June 16, 1954"
"Together Forever"





  • Created by: Carol Pagitt Hammack
  • Added: 3 Oct 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 42672638
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Darlene Brown Baxter (7 Aug 1938–3 Feb 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 42672638, citing McDonald Cemetery, Paris, Lamar County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Carol Pagitt Hammack (contributor 47144494) .