Lucy Maxine (Davis) Baker
Lucy Maxine (Davis) Baker, 91, died at her home in Austin, Tx on July 3, 2012.
She was born in May 17, 1921 at the family farm seven miles south of Plains, the youngest daughter of William Albert and Nancy Goldina (McVey) Davis.
She attended school in Plains and graduated from Plains High School. She played trombone in the school marching band and played on the girl’s basketball team.
She attended Fort Scott Junior College, the class of ’42.
She got a BA from Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva OK.
In 44-45 she taught 5th and 6th grade in Kingsdown, and Physical Education and Speech at Hugoton Rural HS in 48-49. She also taught at Minneola and Byers before moving on to Kip.
Her teaching career spanned 31 years and also included coaching both girls and boys basketball and teaching English, Speech and Drama, the last 22 years in Salina at Roosevelt-Lincoln Junior High then at South Junior High.
She was married on June 3,1952 to James C Baker at the Methodist Church in Plains.
She was a lifetime member of Girl Scouts and The Good Sam RV club.
She and her husband Jim were instrumental in establishing The Salina Sams in 1972, the first Good Sam Club in the state of Kansas.
Maxine loved to travel; whether camping in the RV, international trips or cruises, she was always ready for the next trip. They started RVing in the sixties, and over the next 5 decades logged 99 Good Sam Club state or national rallies called “Samborees”.
After retirement in 1979, they were “winter Texans” for several years, then moved to Seguin,Texas in 1993 and on to Austin in 2010.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Zantha Marie Davis, brother, William Edgar Davis, and nephew Donald Edward “Ed” Davis.
Maxine is survived by her husband of 61 years, James C Baker, Austin, TX, and daughters Donna Baker, Austin, TX and Nan Baker, Rancho Cordova, CA.
Funeral services were held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 7, 2012, at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary Chapel, Meade, Kansas. Interment followed in the Plains Cemetery, Plains, Kansas.
The family would welcome memorials to the United Methodist Church, Plains in care of the funeral home.