Theresa Marie Baker, 64, of Edmond, Okla., died peacefully in her home with a smile on her face, surrounded by her children and loved ones, on November 3, 2013, after a two-and-a-half year battle with breast cancer.
Theresa was born in Keokuk, Iowa, on January 15, 1949, the daughter of John L. and Kathryn Ladene McAndrew. She grew up in Burlington, Iowa, but graduated from Clark County R-1 High School in Kahoka, Mo., in 1967. She continued on to receive a B.A. in Home Economics from Northeast Missouri State in Kirksville,
Theresa worked at Edmond Memorial Hospital in Edmond for 12 years as the food service manager; and most recently, was the owner of the Ultimate Cheesecake Bakery in Edmond for her last 18 years. She enjoyed traveling abroad with her sisters, and spending time with her children, grandchildren and family. Her grandchildren were her greatest pride and joy. She became an avid baseball fan because of her sons’ and grandsons’ love of the sport and she took pride in attending their games.
Theresa is survived by two sons, Chris Baker and his girlfriend Jennifer Haworth of Yukon, Okla.; Troy Baker and his wife Diane of Edmond; one daughter, Kelly Gatewood and her husband Brian of Edmond; two grandsons Jared Baker and Kasen Gatewood; three granddaughters Tenley Baker, Daltyn Baker and Bristol Gatewood; father John L. “Jack” McAndrew, of Marble Falls, Texas; brothers and sisters Jeanne Samii and her husband Mark of San Antonio, Texas, Mark McAndrew of McKinney, Texas, Lucinda Logsdon of Phoenix, Ariz., Melinda Roberts and her husband George of San Antonio, Texas, and Michael McAndrew of Prosper, Texas, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, loved ones and friends.
Theresa is preceded in death by her mother Kathryn Ladene McAndrew, and her
brother John L. McAndrew, III.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Aleda A. Toma, MD, of Cancer Specialists of Oklahoma, and Frontier Hospice, for their exceptional care.
A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Friday, November 8, 2013 at Baggerley Funeral Home, 930 S. Broadway, Edmond, OK, 73034. Theresa has requested casual attire at the service – suits will be collected at the door!
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to: the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, 1000 N. Broadway, Oklahoma City, OK, 73102, to the Theresa M. Baker Memorial Fund in support of Breast Cancer Research.