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Cletes Lorraine Baxter Obituary

Seymour Daily Tribune
March 22, 2002

Cletes Lorraine Baxter, 70, died Monday, March 18, 2002, at Merced, California

Mrs. Baxter was employed with the Kmart Corp. for 20 years, retiring as a computer programmer from its headquarters in Troy, Michigan She traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe and Japan and enjoyed relating stories of her travels. She also enjoyed reading and crocheting, donating many items she made to charitable organizations.

Born November 12, 1931, in Indianapolis, she was a daughter of Ted and Marie Stafford. In 1949 she married Gary C. Baxter.

Survivors include five children, Gary and his wife, Rachel, Colorado, Ted and his wife, Teresa, Florida, Paul and his wife, Lisa, Merced, Calif., Cheryl Stabenow, Arizona, and Lorraine, Utah; seven grandchildren, Michael, Larry, Charles, Joshua, Jacob, Matthew and Jennifer; and two sisters, Doris Woods and Janet Warmelink, both of Indiana.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Ann Ault, and a brother, Robert “Bobby” Stafford.

Services were to be conducted at 1 p.m. today at New Life Church, Merced, California Burial was to be in Merced Cemetery District.

Whitton Family Funeral Service, Merced, California, was in charge of arrangements.