Jeanette F. Mason Baker, a resident of Saratoga, WY, since July 1995 died August 27 at Saratoga's Deseret Nursing home. She was born October 19, 1935, the oldest daughter of Leo and Eva (now Stubbs) Cummins, in Newcastle, WY She was diagnosed with Type I diabetes while a teenager and survived a crippling stroke in May 2001. Cremation has taken place and her life will be remembered in a memorial service at First Presbyterian Church of Saratoga at 11 :00 a.m. September 21. Jeanette was a long time school teacher in Wyoming and Montana elementary schools, most recently in Gillette from which position she retired in 1995 and moved to Saratoga. Her first husband, Myron Mason, also an educator, died in 1994. Together they positively impacted the lives of many young people, as well as parents and fellow educators. Jeanette and Myron, both graduates of the University of Wyoming, were parents of a daughter and two sons who also graduated from the University. In 1998 Jeanette met and married Bill W. Baker, a Tennessean who, after a third and final retirement, had moved to Saratoga. She is survived by her husband, her daughter Annette Kelley, wife of Royce Kelley, of Saratoga, her son Terry Mason, husband of Cathy Mason, of Ventura, CA, and her son Michael Mason, husband of Jana Mason of Scottsbluff, NE. Also surviving her are granddaughters Laura and Tara Mason, and grandsons Mason Kelley, Maxwell Mason, Mike and Matthew Klein. Also surviving her are two sisters, Judy Statler of Fargo, ND, and Margo Rhoades of Gillette and her mother, Eva Stubbs of Newcastle. Jeanette desired that any memorial gifts be given to St. Jude Childrens' Hospital, the Jeanette and Bill Baker Scholarship Endowment Fund at the University of Wyoming Foundation, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or a charity of the donor's choice.
Saturday, September 21, 2013 11:00am