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Julie Ann Baker

January 28, 1957 — April 13, 2024

Julie Ann Baker (nee Johnson) died in the early morning hours of April 13, 2024 at her home in Kaufman, TX, of suspected heart attack or natural causes. Julie was born in Japan (as a U.S. Army dependent) on January 28, 1957 to Charles Eugene Johnson (b. Feb. 22, 1932 in Baltimore, Md., d. July 17, 1996 in Dale City, Va., buried at Quantico National Cemetery, Va.) and  Catherine Ann Johnson (later Shirley, nee Wright) (b. Mar. 15, 1930 in Buffalo, N.Y., d. May 12, 1996 in El Paso, Tex., buried at Fort Bliss National Cemetery, Tex.).

Julie loved animals, family, friends, and giving! She did not enjoy being in the spotlight, but she loved helping others. She loved to cook for her loved ones, particularly Mexican food and desserts, always served in enormous quantities! Her family and friends remember her as being unique in many ways, including her undying generosity and sense of humor. As a devout born-again Christian, Julie has longed to meet her Savior in heaven.

--With love, Sally Smoot

Julie's Family Tree:

She is survived by her son and only child Bobby Baker (b. Nov. 23, 1975 in El Paso), her brother, Robert Wright Johnson (b. March 6, 1959 in El Paso), and sister, Sally Lynn Smoot (prev. Jones) (nee Johnson) (born May 10, 1963 in El Paso).

Her nieces and nephews include:  

From brother Robert Johnson (all of El Paso and/or Millerstown, Pa.): nephew Nick Johnson (now in Charleston, SC), his wife Sarah, grandniece Lindsay, and grandnephew Ethan; niece Stephanie Lynn Wirth (nee Johnson)(now in Harrisburg, Pa.) and grandnephew Gavin Wirth; and nephew, Daniel Johnson (now in Mechanisburg, PA), fiancee Kimberly;

From sister Sally Smoot: nephew Steven Jones (Texas and New Mexico) and niece Kimberley Banach (nee Smoot) (New Mexico, Maryland, Germany, and Arizona).  

She is also preceded in death by Aunt Sarah Furguson ("Sally") Menold (nee Wright) (b. Dec. 5 1935 in Michigan, d. ca. 2021 in Michigan) and husband Al Menold, whose children are George Menold and Cindy Menold (of Michigan).  

Her maternal grandparents were Robert McCammon Wright (b. 1901 in Hamilton-Wentworth, Canada, d. 1989 in Englewood, Fla.) and Dorothy Winifred Wright (nee Manuel) (b. Jan. 18, 1906, d. 1989 in Englewood, FL) (both buried at Gulf Pines Cemetary, Englewood, FL). Her paternal grandmother was Lois Johnson (nee Hall) (of Virginia and Maryland).

Julie, Rest in Heaven.

—Steven E. Jones
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