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In Memory

Milton Baker

Milton Baker

December, 1944April 5, 1999

Milton Marcus Baker passed away on April 5, 1999. A 1967 graduate of Texas A&M University and member of the Corps of Cadets, Milton embarked on a long career as a teacher and principal. From 1993 until his death, he was a member of the Turtle Creek Chorale in Dallas and was also a member of the bell choir.

Milton was preceded in death by his parents, Milton and Mildred Baker. He is survived by two sisters, Claudette Baker and Catherine Gavlak; and by a brother, Cameron Baker of Bryan.

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06/10/11 12:28 PM #1    

Mike Burroughs

Milton and I go back to first grade at Travis Elementary School, September, 1951, in Miss Boyd’s homeroom. Early on, we discovered that we lived only a few blocks away from each other, and from there on, we became close friends—all the way through A&M.

As the years went by, we became closer, especially in the Corps at A&M. During college, I spent many evenings at Milton’s home and got to know his mother, Mildred, as well as his sisters and brother, Claudette, Cathy, and Cameron. But as is so often the case, when we graduated, we went our separate ways—Milton into the teaching field and I into the Air Force. We kept in touch for a number of years and visited a few times, but eventually we somehow lost contact. Milton continued his education and eventually became a school administrator. Always a very talented person, in later years, he was active as a singer and bell choir member with the Turtle Creek Chorale in Dallas.
It was almost by accident that I learned of Milton’s death several years after he passed away, April 5, 1999. Needless to say, I was very sad and now wish we had stayed connected. He was a very good friend, who had a great sense of humor, was trustworthy, and was loyal. Even though we had drifted, I’ll always have great memories of Milton’s friendship.

07/02/11 09:22 AM #2    

Charlotte Cole (Wilson)

Milton and I were buddies from the first grade on.  He only lived 2 blocks from Travis down East 25th and often mother and daddy and I would pick him up if we saw him walking to/from school.  The neat thing about Milton was that he was good friends with Michael Burroughs.  Michael had a fabulous electric train up in his attic that had a light on the engine and smoke that came out of it's smoke stack.  I liked that train set.  So . . . . since it was taboo for a girl to invite herself over to a boy's house, I asked Milton to tell me when he was going to visit Michael after school.  He would get it all worked out and then let me know.  I then promptly went to the office, called mother and told her that I was going to miss the bus that afternoon and so I guess I would walk over to Michael's and to please pick me up there.

So, after school, Milton, Michael and I walked to Michael's and played with the train all afternoon.  Mother then dropped Milton home on our way home.  What a plan!

Thanks, Milton, for all of those train memories.  Just think, Michael and my mother never knew what we were up to.

Charlotte Cole Wilson



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