Memorial services celebrating the life of Mary Jean (Snider) Baker, 78, of Sperry, will be held Friday, April 14, 2017 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Owasso, OK. Michael Anderson of the Melchizedek Priesthood will officiate and she is being laid to rest on her beloved homestead until reunited with her spirit in the Resurrection.
Jean was born June 19, 1938 in Tulsa, OK to Robert Earl and Melba Alice (Teegarden) Snider. She passed away April 3, 2017 in Tulsa, OK.
She was the oldest of three children. Since 1965, Jean was a baptized, faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because the LDS church has the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ restored as in New Testament times with the Apostolic authority and keys to seal families together for all eternity. Being of lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution, Jean in 1970 joined the Daughters of the American Revolution which is “dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education for children,” including programs promoting the Constitution in schools which Jean presented when she was younger. In 1971, Jean joined The John Birch Society which is “dedicated to bringing about less government, more responsibility, and – with God’s help – a better world by providing leadership, education, and organized volunteer action in accordance with moral and Constitutional principles.” Jean’s memberships in these groups are intertwined due to her love for her Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ, her ancestors and love for her country. First and foremost of all of her accomplishments was her love for family history and finding her ancestors, and because of that love, there is no doubt they were all there to welcome her home. She loved reading, she knew the scriptures, and she knew her Heavenly Father and Savior. She was an accomplished seamstress, upholsterer, gardener, and builder. She loved animals, and she knew their spirits and taught her family the importance of loving animals which God uses to teach us how to communicate spirit to spirit.
She is survived by her eternal companion of nearly 44 years, Bradford Sidney Baker; daughter, Kelly Ann Baker Knight and husband Michael; son, Robert Bradford Colbert Baker and wife Holly; grandchildren, Sara McQueary and husband, Austin, Kendall Burgess, Matthew White and wife Kristina, Angel Knight, Heather Knight, Brooklynn Artis , Brock Artis, Elizabeth Baker, Zach Baker, Lilly Baker, Alex Baker and Annika Baker; numerous great-grandchildren with one on the way; siblings, Robert “Steven” Snider and wife Mary and John Eric “Rick” Snider and wife Cinda; her niece and nephews; “adopted” children, the Betty and Wayne Collins family and the Sherrolyn and Rodney King family; and many other relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her mother and father, Robert and Melba Snider, who along with many of her other ancestors, welcomed her home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to LDS Church c/o President Michael Anderson, 802 S. Supernaw Ave, Skiatook, OK 74070 (www.FamilySearch.org); the NSDAR, Owasso Chapter, c/o Carol Smemoe, 12142 N. 179th East Ave., Collinsville, OK 74021 (www.dar.org); or The John Birch Society, P. O. Box 8040 Appleton, WI 54912 (www.Jbs.org).
The John Birch Society
PO Box 8040, Appleton WI 54912
NSDAR - Daughters of the American Revolution - Owasso Chapter
c/o Carol Smemoe 12142 N. 179th E. Ave., Collinsville OK 74021
LDS Church (Family History)
c/o President Michael Anderson 802 S. Supernaw Ave., Skiatook OK 74070