Sarah Belle Baker of Victoria, formerly of Uvalde, passed away on February 11, 2018 at Twin Pines North Nursing Home and Rehab Center at the age of 95. She was born on March 14, 1922 in Knippa to Z.T. Duncan and Stella Jane Aston Duncan. She has lived the last four years and ten months at Elmcroft of Victoria, an assisted living facility in Victoria. She is survived by her son, Terry D. Baker (late wife, Rita Baker) of King, NC; daughter, Rebecca Jane Roper and husband, Tim of Victoria; and two grandchildren, Heather Baker and Tiffany Brown. She was preceded in death by the love of her life, Samuel Lyman Baker. They were happily married more than sixty years. They had a great life in Uvalde and Pagosa Springs, CO where they had a vacation home. She is also preceded in death by her parents; and two sisters, Winfred Alice Duncan Mullett amd Stella Mae Duncan Robinson. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 2:00 PM in Knippa Cemetery. Rev. Steve Peyton will officiate.
I know that children and adults may forget a lot of things, but not the teachers who were so important in their lives! Mrs Baker was my 8th grade language arts teacher, and she taught us how to speak effectively, and how to read with expression, and poise. She coached us in dramatic performances , and in how to move and project, on stage.
I owe her a great debt of gratitude, and will not forget her, and what she did for me.
Louis FohnSan Angelo, TX
I think all of us have good memories of your mother from PE classes. How wonderful to have had her for such a long time. Our mothers become our best friend, & I know you will miss her terribly.
Martha Fulenwider KirbyPleasanton, TX
The Bakers....a true American dream. They helped to build and mold this country and its people.
Judge Bill and Katie MitchellUvalde, TX
My heartfelt sympathy for Mrs. Baker's family. She was my favorite teacher in junior high, and I loved going to the little store and post office Mr. Lyman Baker had in North Uvalde. They both represented the BEST of America's Greatest Generation. I know she will be missed by all who knew her.
Denise StatonKERRVILLE, TX
My heart goes out to each of you in the passing of your precious mother. Having grown up in Uvalde, I remember your parents well and they were such kind people. Your mother was my seventh grade P.E. teacher. All of us just loved having her for a teacher....she was never grumpy, she was always smiling and she made P. E. fun! Heaven has gained a beautiful new angel.
Anne Mitchell VickersBig Lake, TX
Remember this fine lady and her husband from my youth. My condolences to the family....
Bill CollierUvalde, TX
Rest in peace my dear Aunt Sissy. You are the last sister to arrive in at those wonderful gates of Heave. May you enjoy meeting up with Lyman, sisters and your Mom and Dad. You are missed here on earth. Your devotion to teaching is remembered long after you retired. Love you!
Debbie Mullett ByerlyHideaway, TX