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Nancy Ann Baker (1959-2014)

Nancy Ann Baker
Dec. 27, 2014

ARLINGTON – Nancy Ann Baker, 55, departed to be with her mother in Heaven on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 in Arlington.

Memorial Service: 12:00 noon Monday, December 29, 2014 at Emmaus Catholic Parish, 1718 Lohmans Crossing, Lakeway, Texas. A celebration reception will be held after the service at U.T. Golf Club at Steiner Ranch.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please consider gifts in her name to the Salvation Army of Arlington or the American Cancer Society Tarrant County Branch.

Nancy was born on February 21, 1959 in Sandusky, OH to James Edward Kerber and Donna Mae Hohler Kerber. She graduated from Whetstone High School in Columbus, OH in 1977, The Ohio State University in 1981 where she was a member of Pi Phi Sorority, and received her master's in Education at the University of Florida. A resident of Arlington for the past 3 years, she lived in Austin for 20 years. Nancy worked as a public schools teacher at Kooken Elementary School in Arlington and the Lake Travis School District. She taught kindergarten and second grade and was a reading specialist. Nancy loved sports, outdoors, education and family.

As a teacher, mother, wife and friend Nancy inspired those who knew her. Her impact on all the lives around her will never be forgotten and she will be dearly missed.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Donna Mae Kerber.

Survivors: Husband of 32 years, Jim Baker; sons, Jordan Baker and wife, Tiko, and Nate Baker; father, James E. Kerber; brothers, Dan Kerber and wife, Sheila, Steve Kerber and wife, Phyllis, and Tom Kerber; sisters, Barb Kerber and Gayle Brand; 16 nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

Wade Family Funeral Home Arlington, 817-274-9233.

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