Genie Baker(1921 - 2013)

Genie Baker, 91, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2013. Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Monday in Mount Olivet Chapel. Interment: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Genie was born July 14, 1921, in Fort Worth to Eula B. and Martin Russell Francis. She graduated from Polytechnic High School in 1939 and then from the City-County Hospital School of Nursing in 1942. She served with the Women's Army Corps as a nurse during World War II in England and France. While serving in France, she was diagnosed with malignant melanoma, she was medically discharged and given six months to live. After many surgeries and treatment, she survived. Genie returned to nursing at City-County Hospital for many years and later for family physician, Dr. James W. Brooks. She married Edward L. Baker on June 21, 1947, in Fort Worth. They were members of Southside Baptist Church of Granbury. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, three brothers and three sisters. Survivors: Daughters, Judy L. Wood and husband, Bob, and Linda Abele; son, Gregg Baker; grandchildren, Robert Edward Wood, Phillip Wood, Brian Wood, Jennifer Wood, Erin Jimenez Jares and Tony Abele; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral Home

Greenwood Funeral Homes-Mount Olivet Chapel
2301 North Sylvania Ave Fort Worth, TX 76111
(817) 831-0511

Published in Star-Telegram on June 28, 2013