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Mount Olivet Cemetery

Garvin County, Oklahoma

James Paul & Donna Jean (Tinder) Baker

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DADDY | JAMES P. "JIM" | SEPT. 16, 1936 | DEC. 6, 1996 | GRANDPA
JULY 23, 1956

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© Stufflebean-Coffey Funeral Home
Submitted by: Jo Aguirre

James Paul Baker

Sept. 16, 1936 ~ Dec. 6, 1996

Services for James Paul "Jim" Baker , 60, Pauls Valley , are 2 p.m. Tuesday in Stufflebean Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James M. Robinson, assisted by the Rev. Terry Mott, officiating. Burial follows in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Mr Baker died Dec. 6, 1996 at his home in Pauls Valley/ He was born Sept. 16, 1936, to Paul E. and Ann Tate Shirley Baker.

He left Pauls Valley in 1952 and returned in 1970. He was a drilling consultant and had worked in the oil field for 40 years. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

He and Donna Jean Tinder were married in Oklahoma City July 23, 1956 at Northwest Baptist Church

Survivors include his wife, Donna J. Baker, of the home; two sons, Jim Baler, Hennessey, and Kevin Baker, Fort Smith, Ark.; a daughter, Karen Walden, Ada; a sister, Sharon Frady, Oklahoma City; and three grandchildren.  

© Stufflebean-Coffey Funeral Home
Submitted by: Jo Aguirre

Donna Jean (Tinder) Baker

Donna Jean (Tinder) Baker
June 27, 1938 - August 18, 2019

Donna Jean Baker, of Pauls Valley, passed away August 18, 2019 in Sulphur, Oklahoma at the age of 81 years.

Donna Jean Tinder was born June 27, 1938 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Laura Jean (Shilling) Tinder and Austin Turner Tinder. She attended school in Oklahoma City and is a graduate of Central High School in Oklahoma City.

On July 23, 1956 she was married to her high school sweetheart, James Paul 'Jim' Baker, Sr, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Donna has lived in Enid, Woodward and has lived in Pauls Valley most of her life. She worked at Jackson School for many years as a Special Ed Teacher's Aide from which she retired in November of 1996. Donna was a member of the Valley Mothers Club. She and other members traveled together as well as did many of their crafts together. Donna loved to crochet. She made crocheted afghan gifts for her family and friends and made small afghans to give the Pauls Valley General Hospital for the newborn infants to help keep them warm. Donna was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death are her parents, Austin Turner and Laura Jean Tinder; her husband, Jim Baker, Sr.; and son, Kevin Baker.

Surviving family include her two children, Jim Baker, II and his wife, Billye, of Hennessey; and Karen Driskill and her husband, Danny, of Stratford; six grandchildren, Trey; Jennifer and her husband, Hugo; Jourdan, and Jamie, Devin and Chad; four great grandchildren, Justyce, Heidi, Nathan and Chloe; one great-great grandson, Jonah; two sisters, Dolores Berry and husband, Jim, of Edmond; and LaDean DeKnikker of Grand Forks, North Dakota; one sister in law, Sharon Frady; her personal Pet, Pearlie Mae; as well as a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 10:30 am at Stufflebean-Coffey Funeral Home Chapel officiated by Rev. James Robinson. Interment will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery under the direction of Stufflebean-Coffey Funeral Home. 

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