Our minds and hearts are saddened with the passing of Geneva Baxter, 95, of Coleman, Texas. She passed peacefully in her sleep of complications from congestive heart failure and ongoing shingles, January 19, 2021.
One of the last prayers said for Geneva before she passed, said by her daughter Laura, says it all. “Thank you God, for our wonderful mother, who has been a good wife, mother, friend, and an always steady, strong ever present influence in the lives of our family. Our hope is that she is now in her heavenly home with our Daddy, and that all the good souls who have gone before her will rejoice in seeing her and “show her around” We will miss her terribly.
She was born July 3, 1925 in Coleman to William Earl Greaves and Dora Mae (McBride).
She married the love of her life, Woodrow Jackson Baxter on October 22nd, 1945. Most of their 54 married years (Woodrow died in 1989) were spent on their farm, west of Coleman, where they raised their six children. Family additions throughout the years include six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one little great-great grandson due tomorrow.
She was preceded in death by her parents (Earl and Mae), her husband Woodrow J. Baxter, and her brothers (William Clifford, Markus Earl, Robert Raymond, Edgar Marion, and Clarence Leslie).
She is survived by her two sisters (Nellie Margaret Royall, and Wanda Louise Baxter (Geneva’s sister married one of Woodrow’s brothers (it is all legal)
She is also survived by her sons, daughters and sons and daughters in laws and their families who have all loved her and supported and cared for her and thrived in the love of the family environment she and Woodrow created.
Daughters Laura Lovell (Tom) Virginia Foley (Jim) and sons Wes Baxter who in his strong, quiet way was always there for our Little Mom, after Woodrow passed in 1989, Bruce Baxter (Marsha), Robert Baxter (Lisa), Richard Baxter (Cindy)
Grandchildren are Linsey Lovell of Florida, Brian Baxter (Lynn) of Georgetown, Neil Klein of Austin, Scott Baxter (Amanda) of Round Rock, Ross Baxter (Krys) of Austin, Grant Baxter (Bekah), Brodie Dobbins (Julie) all of San Angelo, and Stacy Fogle (Joe) of Tyler.
Great-grandchildren are Brenna Baxter (Colby Colton), Sara Lynch (Joey), Brooke Baxter, Cody Baxter (Caroline), Lucille and George Tennyson Baxter, Twins, Sydney and Geneva Baxter, Malloy, Sawyer and soon due Wren Dobbins, and Liam and Jaxon Fogle.
Great-great-grandson, Cooper Colton Colby.
Due to current concerns with Covid19, a private graveside service will be held at the Valera Cemetery. Mrs. Baxter will lie in repose starting at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at Stevens Funeral Home. Face coverings are required.
Memorials may be made in her memory to the Valera Baptist Church, P.O. Box 75, Valera, Texas 76882.
The family would like to express our appreciation to the staff of Coleman Home Health & Hospice for their compassionate care.
Remembrances, condolences, and messages of comfort can be expressed to the family at www.livingmemorials.com. Stevens Funeral Home is honored to serve the Baxter family.
Services are entrusted to Stevens Funeral Home, 400 W. Pecan Street, in Coleman.
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