Betty Lee (Morris) BakerMarch 14, 1925 ~ December 14, 2017 (age 92)
Betty Lee “Bet” Baker, 92, passed away Thursday, December 14, 2017. She was born March 14, 1925 in San Antonio, Texas to the late Robert and Emma Morris. After graduating high school, Bet attended Sullins College in Virginia. In 1944, she married her soulmate, Robert “Bob” Baker, Sr., just before he left to fly B-24s over Europe during WWII. In their golden years, she and Bob travelled the USA and Europe with his Dixieland Jazz Band, Hot Cotton. During these travels, Bet was able to meet many wonderful people, many of whom became dearly treasured lifelong friends. Bet was always the life of the party and never missed an opportunity to enjoy life to the fullest.
Bet and her husband lived in Bartlett, Tennessee before retiring to Heber Springs forty years ago. She was a valued member of the Cleburne County area, where she had volunteered with many different organizations. Bet was most proud of the time she was able to spend with the Humane Society and Margie’s Haven House. She also was an active member of the Seven Springs Home Extension Club, whose fellow members she deeply loved.
Bet was the proud mother to a daughter, Susan; a son, Robert, Jr.; grandmother of four: Rik, Bryan, Laura, and Shaneen; and great-grandmother to four: Peyton, Damon, Piper, and Parker.
Bet was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Bob, in 2006.
She is survived by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and many friends.