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Fern Dale Butler Baker

Fern Dale Baker, 92, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018.

A Celebration of Life will be held at First United Methodist Church, Wortham, beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday Nov. 17. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m., prior to the service. Interment will be at Wortham Cemetery following the service.

Fern was born April 2, 1926. She was the daughter to Roy and Ella Flowers Butler of Wortham and spent most of her youth there.

Fern married Claude Albert Baker on June 13, 1943. They were married 44 years. Fern and Claude had two children, Dennis Dale Baker and Claudia Marie Baker Lowman.

Her life with Claude took her to Florida, Illinois, Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas. Adventures with Claude was always exciting from helping him run a restaurant on Eagle Mountain Lake to cooking big meals for family and friends.

She was so loved by all who knew her, nurturing those that needed help and putting others before herself – always remembering important events and birthdays. Her grace, beauty and thoughtfulness were unsurpassed.

Her large family was very important to her. Fern (Gammy) loved her family so very much. One of her greatest joys was her grandchildren and great grandchildren who loved and adored her.

Her faith and love of God was ever-present. She enjoyed volunteering at First United Methodist Church-Hurst with Mission Central. She lived a full life, surrounded by her family. She always possessed a quick wit, dry sense of humor and could beat anybody in dominoes!

She is survived by daughter Claudia Baker Lowman, husband Michael Lowman; granddaughter, Codi Baker Knight, husband Jesse Knight; grandson, Matthew Lowman; granddaughter, Michelle Lowman Brown, husband Lance Brown; great granddaughter, Ellis Knight; and great grandsons, Ian Knight and Luke Brown; along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Fern was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Baker, and her son, Dennis Baker.

In lieu of flowers, one of Ferns favorite charities was First United Methodist Church-Mission Central, 521 W. Pipeline Rd., P.O. Box 1461, Hurst, TX 76053

Attn: Charles Wolford – or the charity of choice.

An online guest book is available at and by selecting the Fern Baker obituary.

Corley-Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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