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Patsy Ruth Baken Johnson

Born: 4/4/1939

Died: 11/2/2007

Maiden Name: Baken

Honorific: n/a

Patsy Ruth Baken Johnson, 68, passed away November 2, 2007, at the Four Seasons Nursing Home, Durant. She was born April 4, 1939, in Talihina to Deseth J. Baken and Lillian Columbus Baken.

She attended the Chilocco and Wheelock Indian schools and later received her associate’s degree in computer science from DQ University in Davis, California. Patsy moved to Johnston County in 1991 from California and had been working as the deli supervisor at the Choctaw Travel Plaza in Durant.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Bobby Lee; and five brothers, Sam, Joe, Nelson, Jesse and Tommy Baken.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Suzanne Johnson of Coleman; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Randy Wade of Ravia; two brothers, Layman Baken of Grand Prairie, Texas, and Billy Joe Baken of Valliant; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Patsy Ruth Baken Johnson