Baker, Linda K.


Linda K. Baker, 78 Lincoln, formerly of Beatrice passed away peacefully Sunday July 2 at home. She was born December 3, 1939 in Fairbury, NE. Linda graduated in 1957 from Beatrice High School. In 1966, she got her Bachelor of Arts in Education from Nebraska Wesleyan University. Linda was born to be a teacher and did so for more than 30 years. She started out teaching elementary in Wilber, NE and finished with Reading Recovery at Holmes Elementary.
Linda was preceded in death by parents John and Yvonne (Greenwood) Lockwood; sister Carol Burger.  She will be missed by her husband, James Baker, Lincoln; sons, daughters-in-law Jim and Nancy Baker, Lincoln; Scott and Kinsey Baker, Omaha; T Jay Baker, Lincoln; brother Bob Lockwood, Werner Robins, GA; sister Judi and Harlyn Brandt, Omaha; grandchildren Michaela, Ashley, Becca and Brynn. Along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation in Lincoln on Monday July 10 at Butherus, Maser & Love 4040 A St from 6 pm-8 pm.
The celebration of life service will be held at 10 am Tuesday July 11 at SouthPointe Christian Church, 7010 Helen Witt Dr.  Graveside service at the Wilber Czech Cemetery and lunch to follow in Wilber, NE .

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be sent to Lincoln Public Schools Foundation at 5905 O St Lincoln, NE 68510

Guestbook for Baker, Linda K.

9:16AM Jul 11th, 2017
I am so saddened to read of Linda"s passing. Linda and I became friends during high school and we remained connected through our reunions. I know how you must miss her,but she always gave from her heart in all she did. May God givee you peace during this time of loss.
Jan (Reimer)Goertz/Allam (Portage, MI)
8:17AM Jul 11th, 2017
Jim and family I was so saddened to hear of Linda's death we wondered why you weren't coming in to dinner on Tuesday evenings at the Northside Café she will be missed.
Connie Thompson (Lincoln, NE)
6:12AM Jul 9th, 2017
Linda and I were good friends all the way through school in Beatrice. We went to many activities together. We walked by the athletic field one day and the guys were in a track meet. Linda asked to compete! They let her in one running event and she received a ribbon. Her remark years later was she was born too early. When my oldest daughter, Cathy, entered kindergarten in Lincoln, With first child out jitters was thrilled to walk into the Rousseau classroom to find my dear friend was going to be her teacher.
Jane Spence Peters (Lincoln, NE)
12:37PM Jul 8th, 2017
I have stayed in touch with Linda all of these years and am saddened by her death. Linda was one of our large group of friends in high school that shared birthdays, attended school events, etc. I find it difficult to think that she is gone.
Sharon (Drew) Phillips (Corvallis, MT)
6:51AM Jul 8th, 2017
Linda volunteered at Prescott School for many years! She was so helpful to our 1st graders and kindergarten students. She and Jim came twice a week, and we were so greatful for their help. I will miss her friendly, smiling face! I am so sorry to her family for their loss.
Robin Klipper-Fischbein (Lincoln, NE)
6:23AM Jul 8th, 2017
I'm so sorry for your loss. May God bless you through this time and give you peace.
Judy Fitzgerald (Lincoln, NE)

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