Wanda Lou Morris Baker

Wanda Lou Morris Baker
5/5/27 – 10/25/17

After a brief illness Wanda Baker passed away peacefully on Wednesday October 25, 2017, in Texas City, surrounded by family.

She was born on May 5, 1927 in Muskogee, Oklahoma and married Clyde Baker on September 23, 1947.

While working for Texas City Terminal Railway she lived through the Texas City explosion in 1947, and retired from there in 1989. She was a lifelong fan of the Houston Astros, and she loved her Texas Longhorns.

Wanda was a devoted member of First Baptist Church Texas City where she served in the food pantry and clothes closet.

She was preceded in death by her husband Clyde Baker; her parents Claude and Mamie Morris; her brother, Buddy Morris and wife Terri; and her brother, Pete Morris and wife Faye.

Her legacy lives on through her children: sons Kenneth Baker and wife Daphne of Brenham; Biff Baker of Santa Fe; Bruce Baker of Monroe, North Carolina; daughter, Kelly Baker Webster of Texas City; her grandchildren: Cari Baker Goeke and husband Brandt of Bellville; Jeremy Baker of Austin; Jennifer Baker Bagott and husband Lowell of Dickinson; Jamie Edwards and husband Dan of Texas City; Meredith Baker Richardson and husband Adam of Tampa, Florida; Hilary Baker of Fort Worth; Seth Baker and Rachel of Monroe, North Carolina; Austin Baker of Monroe, North Carolina; Kass Webster of Texas City; Kayleigh Abbott of Texas City; and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Friday, October 27 at Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson, from 5 pm to 8 pm. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 28 at 10:30 am also at Crowder Funeral Home, located at 851 F.M. 517 W and Hwy. 646 with Rev. Joe Giles officiating.

Pallbearers will be Jeremy Baker, Seth Baker, Austin Baker, Cody Beard, Jake Bland, Sara Sanford, Colin Goeke and  Hunter Bagott.

The family hopes you will celebrate Wanda’s life in the style she loved by wearing your favorite sports themed apparel, especially if it’s Astros or Longhorns. (Preferably no Dodgers, A&M or OU apparel. Just kidding.) If you don’t have sports apparel, please dress comfortably.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the charity of your choice in Wanda Baker’s honor.

Finally…Go ‘STROS and Hook Em!!!


  1. I will miss Aunt Wanda dearly, she was my favorite aunt, certainly the most fun. I have such fond memories of playing cards with her, having “creek tea” at Concan ranch, and us just laughing together…
    Rest in peace & Hook ‘Em Horns

    Heidi Wyatt (Baker)
    • Thanks Heidi. She enjoyed her trips to Paige and Concan as much as ya’ll did. She loved spending time with your mom and dad, Aunt Evelyn and Uncle Pete, and you girls. We’re all blessed to have such wonderful memories.
      As mom would say: Go ‘Stros and Hook ‘Em!!!
      We love you guys. Please tell your dad hello for us. ♥

      Kelly Webster
  2. Aunt Wanda will truly be missed by all of her family and friends! She was, indeed, a special lady! There was never a dull moment when she was around, and there are so many moments I hold dear to my heart! Aunt Wanda always made birthday parties, trips to Carbide Park, Sunday’s with the Baker family, and sleepovers so much fun! My prayers are with Kenny, Biff, Bruce, Kelly and all the extended family!

    Love and prayers from Georgia!
    Rhonda, Randy, and Austin

    Rhonda Meier
    • Carbide Park and Sunday’s at Mom Bake’s are some of our favorite memories. Remember the tuna fish sandwiches? And the Wizard of Oz? We always had so much fun when we were together with you guys. Mom loved your mom so much. They’re together now, getting ready to root for the ‘Stros tomorrow.
      We love you guys. Take care and keep in touch!

      Kelly Webster
  3. Peace and Love to the Baker Family. HHS Class of 1973.

    Lee Williams
  4. I remember Ms. Baker from First Baptist Church. She was always so kind and loving. I am very saddened to hear of her passing. Prayers for her family as they say their goodbyes to Wanda Lou. <3

    Tonya Reid Creel
  5. Wanda has always shown her love and sence of humor where everyone could see it! I loved seeing her with her dear friend Peggy Haden, they were always helping someone and having fun in the process. I will miss your smiling face and the hugs!
    Love you,
    Debbie James

    Debbie James
  6. So sorry for the loss of your mom. She was such a sweet lady. Praying for peace and comfort for you all.

    Debbie Trosclair

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