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Bobbie Baker

July 1, 1940 — December 3, 2022

Temple

Bobbie Eubanks Baker, 82 of Temple, passed away peacefully in her home December 3, 2022.

A private celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Bobbie was born July 1, 1940 to Robert and Winnie Mabry Eubanks of Tennessee Valley. She attended Belton High School, graduating in 1957. She worked at Frank’s Lakeview Inn from the age of 13 through high school selling bait, cooking hamburgers and waiting tables. She met John Baker of Little River- Academy while attending Temple Junior College where they were both taking classes. She and John married in 1960 while she was attending nursing school.  She graduated as a Registered Nurse from Scott and White School of Nursing in 1960 and proceeded to become a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in 1968.  She enjoyed working in area child wellness clinics.

After a full career in nursing, she ventured into a career in farming to assist with the family business of Baker Farms. She not only mastered the business side, but she also became proficient in farm equipment operations, crop management, and cattle ranch management.   She even applied her nursing skills to compassionately care for her cattle! Her “favorite farm job” was driving the John Deere combine during corn harvest. Bobbie was well-respected for her farm management skills and extremely proud of her accomplishments as a farmer.

Bobbie always had a beautiful smile and a kind word for everyone, and she was especially known for her graciousness. She and John recently celebrated their 62-year wedding anniversary and enjoyed everything together including farming, camping, and fishing. She lived a full life as a wonderful mother and grandmother and was adored by her grandchildren.  She will be dearly missed by all.

She is preceded in death by her parents; three brothers John, Melvin, and David Eubanks and three sisters; Willie Fern Straw, Lola White, and Judy Threadgill.

Bobbie is survived by her husband, John Baker, and her two daughters, Melissa (Gary)Hofmann of Seattle, Washington and daughter Amanda (Ronald) Harris of Tyler, Texas, six grandchildren, Julie (Brandon) Glenn, Anna Hofmann, Natalie Hofmann, Michael (Kristal) Harris, Blake Harris, Katherine Harris, two great grandchildren, Baker Glenn, and Amelia Glenn.

She and her family are appreciative of her care and wanted to give special thanks to her caregivers from Baylor Scott & White Hospice of Temple and Visiting Angels.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to a charity of your choice.

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