Nancy Baker was born on Aug. 2, 1950, in Tahlequah, to Jessie Forrest and Ella Mae (Sullateskee) Buckskin. She departed this life on Sunday, Nov. 27, in Tahlequah. She was 66.
Nancy graduated with the Locust Grove High School class of 1969. She went on to earn a Bachelors Degree in Social Work from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah. Nancy loved her job and was a blessing to many people that she came into contact with over the years. In 2006, she retired from the Cherokee Nation where she worked in Indian Child Welfare.
Nancy had been a part of the Full Gospel Tabernacle in Locust Grove. She had a passion for the Word of the Lord, and enjoyed her teaching under Sister Mildred Hutchinson. Nancy was a true Christian that enjoyed sharing the gospel, encouraging others, and always had a smile and hug for everyone. She loved to cook, as well as snack on and eat candy, especially candy corn. Nancy spoiled and loved her dogs. She loved her family dearly and enjoyed any time that she was able to spend with them. Nancy will be missed by all that knew and loved her.
Nancy is survived by: 4 children: Jeremy Baker and wife Gina of Locust Grove, Kimberly Baker and Aaron Aldridge of Tahlequah,Jess Baker of Locust Grove, and Skylar Foreman of Locust Grove; 3 grandchildren: Megan Baker, Ty Baker and Nevaeh Barnett; 2 brothers: Millard Bucksin and wife Melissa of Windsor, Colorado and
Thurman Bucksin of Locust Grove;Numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; 2 Brothers: Sonny and Bozo; and 2 sisters: Millie and Tammy Kay.
The family will receive friends from 6P.M. until 8P.M., Wednesday, Nov. 30, at the Locust Grove Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held 10A.M., Thursday, Dec. 1, at the First Baptist Church in Locust Grove. Rev. George Littledave will officiate. Interment will follow at the McClain Cemetery in Locust Grove. Funeral services have been entrusted to the Locust Grove Funeral Home. You may leave thoughts, memories, or condolences at www.locustgrovefuneralhome.com
Published on November 29, 2016