Carol Ruth Baker, age 85, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 11, 2023.
Carol was born to Albert Joseph Voth and Della Mae (Stanley) Voth of Justin, Texas on January 20, 1938. She graduated from Northwest High School in 1955 and attended Decatur (now Dallas) Baptist College.
Carol married the love of her life Dale Baker November 30, 1956, at First Baptist Church, Justin, Texas. She then moved to Odessa, Texas and joined FBC, Odessa, where her husband attended. She worked for Pioneer Natural Gas until they started a family.
She loved the Lord, her family, and her church, where she taught Sunday School for 38 years and sang in the choir. She loved working with the teenagers and children and enjoyed many youth and mission trips. As stated in John 3:16 she wanted all people to realize God’s love for them and to trust Jesus as their savior. Her unwavering faith in God supported her while she fulfilled her purpose on Earth.
She learned to be an avid deer hunter with Dale. She worked along side her husband as secretary for BroBak Electric for several years. After the children were grown, she went to work in the payroll department at ECISD for 21 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert Joseph Voth and Della Mae Voth
She is survived by her husband, Dale; her children, Daniel and wife, Diana, of Eastland, Bert and wife, Sheryl, of Austin, Mike and wife, Libby, of San Angelo, Judy Ann and husband, Robert, her sister Dorothy (Voth) Bush. Also, like family, Theresa and Pete Lingle of Lake, Mississippi; grandchildren, Krystal (Baker) Meredith and husband Ray, Kessley (Baker) Hanson and husband G.W., Brent Baker, Chris Baker, Audrey Baker, Tyler Baker, Grant Baker, Sydney, Brady, Charlee Kate; great grandchildren Alex Meredith, Bryann Hanson, and close friends Dustin and Deyton Lingle, and many nieces and nephews.
Memorials can be made to the First Baptist Church, Odessa building fund in honor of Carol.
Carol enjoyed faithfully serving in her church home and studying God’s Word. Carol strived to influence many by her strong Christian faith and love for the Lord. She was a treasure to her family and to all who knew her. She will be deeply missed.
In honor of her legacy. We ask that you take the love she gave to everyone and practice that same unconditional love in your own life. Love freely, love boldly, unconditionally, forgive quickly and live your life loving those around you like it is your last opportunity. That is how her life will be honored and she will live eternally through the life she left on earth.