Myrtle Mae Baker


Myrtle Mae Baker, 69, of Waco, passed away peacefully in the presence of family members Saturday, December 17, 2016.

Visitation: Wednesday, December 21, 2016 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco

Celebration of Life Service: Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 11:00AM in the Chapel at Lake Shore Funeral Home

Burial: Bosqueville Cemetery

Myrtle was born January 13, 1947 in Yakima, Washington. She soon relocated to San Diego, California, where she was raised and would later meet the love of her life, James “Sonny” Baker. In 1964, Sonny and Myrtle were married. They spent 50 wonderful years together and gave birth to 3 children. In 1972, Sonny and Myrtle moved their family to the Waco area, where she worked as a restaurant manager while raising her children.

Myrtle enjoyed gardening, and was a gifted painter. She loved making people laugh, and entertained everyone she encountered. Her greatest joy in life, however, was her family. She was a devoted wife, a loving mother, and an adoring “Nanny”.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, James “Sonny” Baker; brother, Jackie Ray Gregory; and parents.

She leaves behind a son, John Baker; two daughters, Mary Ryan and Judy Huffman; seven grandchildren, James Dunn, Brandon Dunn, Mark Dunn, Nicole Dunn, Dustin Huffman, Jesikah Huffman, and Andrea Baker; brother, Don Jones; sister, Ella Mae Roberts; as well as many great-grandchildren and other family members.

Pallbearers will be James Dunn, Dustin Huffman, Brandon Dunn, Mark Dunn, Dennis “Booger” Huffman, and Bubba Dunn.

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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Condolence Messages

  1. Judy, Jesikah, Dustin and the entire family, I am so sorry for your loss. I know Nanny will be missed but I believe she is happy to be back with her love. We are thinking about everyone during this difficult time and love you all always.

    Becky Hernandez

  2. Sandy Bernard:
    December 19, 2016 at 3:00 pm
    Judy, Jesikah, Dustin and all of the family. My heart goes out to each of you on your loss. I know she will be missed by all that knew and loved her. I will always remember her smile and her fun personality. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you, I’ll always be here for you and love you each.

    Sandy Bernard

  3. To the whole family; I am so sorry for your loss. what a great lady and a wonderful personality! Try to find solice knowing heaven has gained another angel and she is reunited with Sonny!

  4. Mary
    I’m Deeply sorry for your loss. I love you.

  5. Judy,
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. I know she has been struggling with failing health this past year. I know its been a difficult time. You have put so much effort into caring for her, especially since your Dads passing. Your strength and support is what has kept your Mom going for so long. Rest easy in knowing you did your very best to care for her as well as for your Dad. They were blessed with one of the most loving, carring and supportive daughters any parent could ever hope for. I know you made them proud. Your love and devotion to them never seise to amaze me. May God give you strength and comfort during this difficult time, and for many weeks to come. May you rest assured that your Mom is now together with your Dad rejoicing in heaven for ever more. I love you, and will be praying for you and your family! Im so sorry for your loss. If theres anything I can do for you Judy dont hesitate to call, Sincerely your friend, Debbie Karl

  6. Judy and family,

    My sympathy goes out to each of you. I know the heartache of losing a mother. Time will heal! My prayers are with you. Love you.

    Wanda Owen

  7. Linda Marie (Denton) Brite

    My sympathies to the family. I knew your mom for many years. I am truly sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful, sweet and caring friend. I have so many great memories of her. I loved her and your Dad. I know she will be missed. My heart goes out to all of you.

  8. Bart and Pam Preston

    Pam and I are so sorry for your family’s loss. The best condolences can sometimes be found in a quote…
    “To live in the hearts of those we leave behind…is to never die!” – Thomas Campbell

    May you all find peace in the days ahead through the love of family and friends.

  9. Praying for peace in your family as you say “good-bye” to your loved one. What a joyous reunion with ” Sonny” and all who’ve gone before her. Keep your most cherished memories close.

  10. Judy, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  11. Sara Schindler

    Judy, thinking of you again and the loss of your mother. You did everything you could for her and took excellent care of her, having to deal with very difficult situations with doctors and other things. All mothers should be so lucky as to have such a loving, caring, responsible and devoted daughter such as yourself, taking everything on your shoulders as a matter of course, as you did. I’m so sorry for your loss of both your mom and dad. I’m so sorry for you having to go through all that.

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