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 Wilma Lucille <I>Baker</I> Glass

Wilma Lucille Baker Glass

Birth
Farmersville, Collin County, Texas, USA
Death 20 Feb 2011 (aged 93)
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Burial Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Plot Garden of Ascension, Lot 371 B, Sp 1
Memorial ID 66136295 · View Source
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Wilma Baker Glass, died peacefully on February 20, 2011. At her bedside were her son Kerry, niece Vicki Minter, longtime caregiver and friend Rena Coleman, and a Hospice nurse.

Born Wilma Lucille Baker on December 9, 1917 at her parents' farm outside Farmersville TX, she was the first in her family to attend college.

She earned a teaching degree at John Brown University in Arkansas at 20, and repaid her scholarship with two years' teaching at University affiliated schools.

Returning to Texas, she married Lochinvar Ambrose Glass Jr. ("L.A.") of Farmersville in 1940. WW II took them to Florida, where their son Kerry was born in 1945.

Wilma and L.A. raised their son in Dallas, were active in the Highland Baptist Church, and pursued their careers. Wilma taught elementary school for 32 years, 25 of them at George B Dealey School.

She was a devoted teacher, remembered by students years after they left her classroom. Her home was a center for extended family gatherings and backyard parties. A Texan woman with an artistic bent, Wilma decorated her house for each new season and sprinkled her letters with drawings.

She lost her husband in 1978, but spent an active retirement gardening, visiting family and friends, and keeping up an extended correspondence.

She left her Van Ness Lane home in 1997 for an apartment in the Forum retirement complex on Park Lane.

Her brother Bobby Baker preceded her in death.

She is survived by her sister Martha Logan (Chandler AZ); her son Kerry Baker Glass and wife Susan Munro (Pepeekeo HI); granddaughter Melissa Erin Glass (Martinez CA); Melissa's mother Linda Nellist (Eureka CA); nephew David Logan and wife Carolyn and sons Jonathan and Christopher (Gilbert AZ), niece Lisa Logan (Las Cruces NM); niece Vickie Minter and husband Robert and son Austin (Coppell TX); niece Amy Vaughn and husband Bill and son Parker (Norman OK); niece Elizabeth Cullins and husband Sean and daughter Abby (Washington OK). Wilma also remained close to her late husband's siblings: Mildred Ochoa (Dallas TX), Eleanor Hendrex (Wylie TX), Larry Glass (Point TX), and their families.

Published February 25, 2011 in the Lubbock Avalanche Journal


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  • Created by: Carolyn Mackey-Byrum
  • Added: 25 Feb 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 66136295
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Wilma Lucille Baker Glass (9 Dec 1917–20 Feb 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 66136295, citing Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Carolyn Mackey-Byrum (contributor 47126238) .