Thelma Ethel Baker 1927 ~ 2024


Thelma Ethel Baker was born August 31st, 1927 on the family farm a mile west of the Spring Creek area to Ethel Mae and Daniel Saddler. She passed away Saturday, March 23rd, 2024 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at the age of 96 years, 6 months and 23 days.
Thelma grew up near the Durham, Oklahoma community and attended Crawford school where she graduated in 1947. After graduation she was married and began her adult life as a housewife and had two children, Linda and Darrell that passed away at an early age. In 1951, she was later married to James Logan Scrivner, Jr. and to this union three children were born, Jackie, Wilma and Patty. Being the wife of an serviceman they moved to various bases including Ft. Polk and Amarillo Air Force Base. After the untimely death of Jim, she returned to the Reydon community with her family and became acquainted with Guy Baker from Durham, Oklahoma. They were later married on November 1st, 1958, and together blended their families and welcomed the birth of Peggy to the family. They made their home south of Crawford, Oklahoma where they continued to reside. After Guy’s death, Thelma formed a special relationship with the “Fishermen” and she looked forward to their annual fishing trips to the family lake. She was also a very independent woman that continued to live in her home until just recently. She enjoyed volunteering at the Cheyenne Senior Citizen Center, serving on the Cheyenne Senior Site Board, and was an avid sewer, quilter, embroidery, puzzle solver, dancer and solitaire gamer. She also cherished her weekly hour-long phone conversations with her sister, Zelma and being her grandkids biggest sports fan.
She is preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; four children, Linda, Darrell, Peggy Burks and Jackie Martin; grandchildren, Jennifer Martin, Kevin Martin, and J.D. Wright; and eleven siblings.
Thelma is survived by her three children, Guy Clark Baker, Leedey, OK, Wilma Moler and husband Dick, Cheyenne, OK, and Patty Wright and husband, David, Reydon, OK; ten grandchildren, Brent Baker, Brice Baker, Blake Baker, Scott Martin, Kari Ford, Cory Moler, Brandi Moler, Lauren Wright, Heather Shaw, Elizabeth Burks; fourteen great grandchildren; three3 great great grandchildren;one1 twin sister, Zelma Widener, Bartlesville, OK; special friends, Dovie Smith and Kathryn Harrison and a host of other relatives and friends.
Services were held Wednesday, March 27, 2024 at Magnolia Baptist Church in Crawford, Oklahoma. Interment followed at White Rose Cemetery, Reydon, Oklahoma under the direction of Affordable Cremation Services West, Elk City, OK.

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