In Memoriam
Jean  Thompson  Baker
Daughter of Sequoyah Employee
TAHLEQUAH -- Funeral services for  Jean Thompson Baker , age 74, of Park Hill, Okla., were held on Friday, Dec. 19, 2003 at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. John Price officiating. Internment followed at the Tahlequah City Cemetery under the direction of Hart Funeral Home. 

     Jean Thompson Baker was born to Thomas (Tommy Thompson ~ Seq. Boys Advisor 1950s) Fox and Dorothy Jean (Fudge) Thompson on Jan. 2, 1929, in Claremore, Okla., and passed from this life on Dec. 16, 2003, in Tulsa. 

     Jean was principal at Owen School in Park Hill and later was employed by the Oklahoma State Department of Education, until her retirement in the early 80ís. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Tahlequah as well as the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Order of the Eastern Star. Jean was actively involved with the Tahlequah Senior Citizenís Center and enjoyed her time spent there working on ceramics with her friends. Jean was an avid reader who also spent time researching and working on Native American genealogy. She always enjoyed her time with her friends and family and will be dearly missed by them. 

     Her parents; one daughter, Wynona Baker Pheasant; and a granddaughter, Jean Ann Pheasant, precede Jean in death. 

     Jean is survived by her three daughters; Mary Shaw and husband Dr. B. Frank Shaw of Broken Arrow, Waleah Baker Turner and husband Dr. James R. Turner of Broken Arrow, Noma L. Rolland of Tahlequah; four grandchildren, Natalie Shaw, Bryan J. Turner, and Alexandra Turner, all of Broken Arrow, and Christina Marie Rolland of Tahlequah; one brother, Jim Thompson of Muskogee; and one sister, Jody Thompson McCrary of Tahlequah; as well as many other friends and loved ones.