Debra Kay Baker, 61, of Ardmore, Okla. passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at the Integris Hospital in Oklahoma City, Okla. She was born on March 8, 1958 in Ada, Okla. to the late Edward Earl Balch and Evah Lena Stewart Balch.
Debra was raised in Madill and graduated from Madill High School in 1976. She worked at the Madill pants factory for several years. In 1994, she started working at Mercy Hospital as a Medical Transcriptionist and retired on December 31, 2019 after 26 years.
Debra married Jacky Baker on September 28, 1999. She was a member of the Cross-Point Fellowship Church in Healdton, Okla. and she enjoyed riding the motorcycle with Jacky. Debra also loved reading, being outside, walking and rescuing animals. Her greatest love was attending the kids sporting events.
Debra is survived by her husband, Jacky Baker of Ardmore, Okla., children, Brandye Trisciani of Ardmore, Okla., Nicole Baker and husband Chris from Albemarle, North Carolina, Johnna Butler and husband Chance from Okinawa, Japan; grandchildren Tyler Dickson, William “Tripp” Trisciana III, Lenley Trisciana, Raylan Bulter, Rori Butler, and one on the way, her brother Dough Balch and wife Luciann from Duncan, Okla.
Visitation was February 2, 2020 at Watts Memorial Chapel, Madill, Okla. Her funeral service was Monday, February 3, 2020 at Watts Memorial Chapel, Madill, Okla. Music was arranged by Micah Newell. Derek Crawford and Micah Newell officiated the service.
Interment was at Woodberry-Forest Cemetery, Madill, Okla. Services were under the direction of Watts Funeral Home, Madill, Okla. Condolences may be sent to wattsfuneralhome.com.
Casket bearers were Will Trisciani, Ricky Roberts, Doug Kirk, Evan Baker, Ernie Baker, Chance Butler, Tyler Dickson and Jimmy Bondurant.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Ardmore Animal Shelter, 321 Carol Brown Blvd, Ardmore, Okla. 73401.