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Cindi Kaye (Sam) Baker

Born: 5/29/1954

Died: 4/17/2004

Maiden Name: Sam

Honorific: n/a

Cindi Kaye (Sam) Baker, 49, passed away April 17, 2004. She was born May 29, 1954, in Talihina, Oklahoma, to Virginia and Leonard Sam and had lived most of her life in Soper.

Cindi was a loving and devoted wife, mother, daughter and sister whose presence in their lives is greatly missed.

She graduated from Soper Public School in 1971 and later attended the Hugo Vo-Tech, graduating in 1986 and beginning her career as an LPN where helping others was more than a job  it was her dream. Cindi will be remembered for the smile she always had when meeting others regardless of how her day was going. Her strength, kindness, compassion and generosity served as a role model for her younger sisters and brother. Cindi was proud of her Choctaw heritage and was an avid OU fan. She enjoyed taking care of her precious granddaughters, teaching Sunday School at the High Hill Methodist Church, reading her Bible, helping others, doing arts and crafts, and her dogs, Pudgy and Skipper.

She was preceded in death by her father, and a nephew, Sam Eli Davis.

Survivors include her husband, Burl Baker, and son, Chris Baker, of Soper, Oklahoma; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Dustin Alley of Detroit, Texas; two granddaughters, Miranda and Caitlin Bates of Detroit; her mother, Virginia Sam of Soper; sisters and brothers-in-law, Ramona White Tobacco and Virginia Templeton of Soper, Pam and Steve Hunt of Antlers and Sue and Rick Stevens of Boswell, Oklahoma; brother, Gordon Sam of Dallas, Texas; nieces, Winona Davis and Heather Templeton; nephews, Brandon Sam, Troy Riggs, Patrick Davis, Marlin Davis, Kevan Hunt, Michael Hunt, and Matthew Sam, and great-nephew, Antonio Del Rosa.

Cindi Kaye (Sam) Baker