Jean Elizabeth Baker was born on September 16, 1932, in Ithaca, New York. She died on March 26, 2022, in Weatherford, Texas. She was the daughter of Mildred Miller and Kenneth VanDyne. Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Robert H. Baker, two daughters, Sherri Baxter and Debbie Masters, and grandson, Eric Stone. She is survived by her sister, Susan Hopkins; nephew, Albert Miller; niece, Helen McGinn; niece, Kathleen Aronson and her husband, Tim; and great-niece Candace McGinn.
Jean's family was her biggest JOY! From the age of 18, when she became a wife, our Mom and Dad began a 66-year long life together, filled with children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Her life was a journey of family, love, and a whole lot of fun. Those 66 years now make up over 100 people, which is just too amazing not to share.
Eight children - Six daughters and two sons. What follows is a legacy that was grounded in love and great faith.
~ Linda, Robert Jr. (Bob), Wendy, Sherri, Debbie, Brenda, Raymond, and Mary ~
That's a big beginning, but not even close to the blessing after blessing she would receive and be a part of. This is the legacy of her family that she believed would carry on for generations.
Daughter, Linda Crawford and her husband, Dirk and their children: ~ Grandson, John Crawford and his wife, Dawn and their children: great-granddaughter, Madeleine Crawford and great-grandson, Kyle Crawford ~ Granddaughter, Brigid Jones and her husband, Jeff and their children: great-grandsons, Aidan, Avery, and Adam Jones ~ Granddaughter, Beth Haskell and her husband, Wayne and their children: great-grandson, Daniel Crawford and his wif,e Aricelis Tapia and his child: great-great-grandson, Beau Morgan Crawford - great-granddaughter, Rhiannon Anderson and her husband, Alan - great-granddaughter, Abigail Vela and her husband Jordan, and great-grandson, Augustus Haskell ~ Grandson, Charlie Crawford and his wife, Kim, their sons: great-grandsons, Blake and Caleb Crawford.
Son, Bob Baker and his wife, Becky Tankersley, their children ~ Granddaughter Carrie Ann ~ Grandson Robert (Robbie) Baker III, his children: great-grandsons Dillion and Lucas Baker - great-granddaughter Stella Baker, and great-grandson Ivan Baker ~ Granddaughter Summer Baker and her children: great-grandson Keigan Riccard, great-grandson Austen Flanagan, great-granddaughter Kaelyn Kegley, great-granddaughter Tatum Pelkey, and great-grandson Zachary Pelkey ~ Granddaughter Tammy K Tankersley - great-grandson Zach Brown, his wife, and children: great-granddaughter Madison Brown - great-granddaughter Kaelei Brown - great-grandson, Austin Brown ~ Granddaughter Tina Martinez, great-granddaughter, Victoria Isabella Martinez and great-grandson, Santiago Martinez.
Daughter, Wendy Stone and her children: ~ Granddaughter, Rena Koterba and her husband, Scott, their children, great-grandson - Brett Green and his wife ,Kendall, their sons: great-great-grandsons, Liam and Reid Green - great-grandson, Skyler Raburn and his wife, Raven, and great-grandson, Parker Koterba ~ Grandson, Eric Daniel Stone (1975-2000) ~ Granddaughter Crystal Lopez and her children: great-grandson, Kadin - great-granddaughter, Erica Lopez and great-grandson, Zane Lopez ~ Grandson, Brandon Stone and his wife, Lauren, their children: great-granddaughter, Shalei L'Heureux and her husband, Andrew - great-granddaughters, Brylei, Mekenlei, and Hadlei Stone.
Daughter, Sherri Baxter (1957-2020) and her husband Shorty ~ Granddaughter Bobbi Travitz and her husband, Casey, their children: great-granddaughter Kaylie Mansfield, great-grandson Justice Mansfield - great-granddaughter, Amber Travitz, great-granddaughter Audrey Leslie and her children, great-great-granddaughter, Caydence and great-granddaughter, Payton Boortz ~ Grandson Shane Baxter and his wife Michelle, their children: great-grandson, Hunter Baxter and great-granddaughter, Ember Baxter ~ Granddaughter, Lindsi Grooms and her husband Jesse, their sons: great-grandson, Konnor and Kooper ~ Granddaughter, Brandi Baxter and Johnie Teel, their children, great-granddaughter Destyni Baxter and great-grandson, Anthony Teel.
Daughter, Debbie Masters (1959-2013), and her children: Granddaughter, Natalie Crawford and her son: great-grandson, Nathan Crawford ~ Granddaughter, Jessica Epperson and her husband, David, their children: great-grandson, Luke Epperson - great-granddaughter, Aubrie and great-granddaughter, Kellie Ann Epperson ~ Grandson, Cory Crawford and his wife, Tracy, their children: great-granddaughter, Victoria - great-grandson, Johnny and his son, great-great-grandson, Roman and great-grandson, Jackson.
Daughter, Brenda Elam her husband, Terry, their sons ~ Grandson, Charles Elam and his wife, Caitlin, their children, great-granddaughters, Brenley and Brooke Elam ~ Grandson, Christopher Elam.
Son, Ray Baker and his wife, Teddi ~ Granddaughter, Rachel Baker ~ Granddaughter, Sarah Baker ~ Granddaughter, Hannah Benjamin and her husband, Austin, their children: great-granddaughter, Lyla Benjamin, great-grandson, Jaxon Benjamin, great-granddaughter, Monae Benjamin, great-grandson, Cyrus Benjamin and great-granddaughter, Nora Benjamin ~ Granddaughter, Olivia Weaver and her husband, Josh, their child, great-granddaughter, Ella Weaver ~ Grandson, Grant Baker.
Daughter, Mary Ormsbee and her husband, Trey, their sons ~ Grandson, Timothy Baker and his wife, Caitlyn, their children: great-grandson, Lane McGee, and great-granddaughter, Charlene McGee ~ Grandson, Thomas Baker.
Her memory will live on in so many ways - the meals/recipes she made with such love, her love of nature, ceramics, puzzles, and so many more memories. Our Momma loved her sweets, so in her memory, we'd love you to share a hot fudge sundae or split a candy bar with someone you love.
A private funeral will be held on April 2nd, for the family. If you’d like to send flowers or a donation to your favorite charity in her name.