BARBARA "BABS" LONG BAKER, 76 of Sweeny, formerly
of Ranger, TX passed away on May 25, 2011 in Sweeny,
TX. Burial was at the Evergreen Cemetery in Ranger.
Barbara was born on May 19, 1935 in Ranger to the late
Raymond and Barbara Needham Long. She graduated from
Ranger High School in the Class of 1953 and married
Bill Baker in May of 1953 in Ranger. Barbara was a
homemaker and a teacher. At the age of 53, she grad-
uated from Tarleton State University in Stephenville
after obtaining her Teaching Certificate, and taught
at Ranger Elementary.
Survivors at the time of her death include: 3 sons, Reg
Baker and wife Paulette of Deer Park, Russ Baker and wife
Bridget of Lake Jackson, Rob Baker of Brazoria; 5 grand-
children, Jessica Jones, Jed Baker, Sharina Mears, Seth
Baker, and Slade Baker; & 3 great-grandchildren.