Mrs. Vickie Lynn Baker

  • Born: October 28, 1944
  • Died: August 15, 2020
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas

Porter Loring Mortuary

1101 McCullough Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78212

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Tel. (210) 227-8221

Tribute & Message From The Family


Vickie Lynn Baker has left this earth to be with the Lord. She passed away peacefully at home on August 15, 2020. She was 75 years old.

Vickie was born on October 28, 1944 to Johnnie & Marjorie Mize. She graduated from Highlands High school in 1962. Preceding her in death was her Mother, Marjorie Binz & step father Leroy Binz. She is survived by her sister Christine King. Also surviving Vickie are daughter, Marnie, and sons, John & Royce. She has five grandchildren Megan, Cooper, Joshua, Joseph & Julianna. She leaves behind her husband of 42-years, Ronnie "RD" Baker.

Vickie's career led her to a multitude of exciting jobs, all of which she was totally dedicated. Among those was an Administrative Technician at Texas Instruments, where she was involved deeply in the development of the world's first pocket calculator. She then went into Nursing School and became an LVN and did what she loves the most, taking care of people. In 1978, she married Ronnie Baker and continued nursing while committing herself to his military career. For the next 26 years she followed the call of military duty. While stationed at Luke AFB, AZ., she was employed by Goodyear Aerospace and worked on a multitude of high-level Military Projects. Upon their reassignment to Ramstein Air Base, Germany she was hired by the Defense Investigative Service, where she was a key player in detecting and eliminating enemy spy's threatening U.S. Intelligence. Upon their return to Randolph AFB, TX., she served as the secretary for the Commander of Air Force Recruiting. It was not long before one of her former Air Force Supervisors recruited her to join his team at Northwest Vista College, in the Information Technology Division. She would soon become the College Facilitator responsible for bidding, purchasing and placement of all associated computer equipment for the entire campus.

She retired in 2010. Vickie and Ronnie made their home in Martinez, TX on a parcel of land passed down by her grandfather, Walter Binz. She was actively involved in all aspects of cattle ranching. In her spare time, she loved gardening, watching movies and shopping online. She loved doing great things for her children and grandchildren. She went out of her way to make Ronnie happy too! Vickie and Ronnie are major supporters of St. Jerome Catholic Church, as well as four other Christian Ministries across the U.S. Her Love for family was only surpassed by her love for Christ. Her impact on the moral and financial well-being of her family, friends and community will be dearly missed and truly remembered. She was a pioneer, a successful business woman, a loving mother and wife and most of all, a person who found good in everyone.

Funeral Services will be at Porter Loring Mortuary North, 2102 N. Loop 1604 East San Antonio, TX. Burial will be at St John's Lutheran Cemetery, followed by an all-day celebration of Vickie's life at St Jerome O'Brien Activity Center, 7955 Real Rd. San Antonio, TX., starting at 1:00pm.

Pall Bearers are Shirley Baker, Diana Lambert, Danielle Castillo, Brittany Owens, Kim Lambert and Megan Owens.

Honorary Pallbearers are Marnie Lambert, John Lambert, Royce Owens, Donnie Baker, Randy Vig, Mario Castillo, Joseph Cromwell, Cooper Owens, Joshua Lambert and St Jerome Men's Club.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

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I had the honor and pleasure to work with Vickie for nine years before she retired. I loved everything about her: her can-do spirit, her honesty, laughter, non-nonsense attitude, and genuine care for all human beings. I learned so much from Vickie about purchasing, negotiating and getting stuff done. May she be blessed forever and may all the heavenly angels take amazing care of her like she took care us.

Posted by Renata Serafin - San Antonio, TX - Coworker   August 27, 2020

I worked with Vickie for over ten years. She was the genuine article, much loved a respected by all. She loved the Lord Jesus and I loved that about her. I have no doubt she is with Him now and having the time of her life. God bless you Vickie. I love you and thank you for your kindness to me.

Posted by Julie Pace - San Antonio, TX - Coworker   August 23, 2020

Vickie had an amazing way of humbling you with her no-nonsense attitude while also feeling completely supported and cared for. I now believe this was the love of Christ working through her. Working with her at the college from so early on has left many memories, and her retirement, battle with cancer and death has also left a tremendous loss. I know she is sitting next to Jesus in Heaven helping him prepare a place for us.intil then, friend.

Posted by Virginia Jackson - San Antonio, TX - Coworker   August 21, 2020

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We have Vickie to thank for every ADA chair and every ADA raised desk on the NVC campus. Vickie got them for us many years ago. She was such an inspiration and cared about everyone. I have no doubt that God has big plans for Vickie...always has! Sharon Dresser, NVC Disability Services

Posted by Sharon Dresser - San Antonio, TX - Coworker   August 20, 2020

Vickie was a wonderful person who could put a smile on any ones face! There was a time when our two families did everything together and had so much fun! Our kids grew up together, our dogs had puppies together and we laughed and cried together. We shared a lot of adventures together, some good and some not so good but we made memories with every one. We will miss this sweet lady!

Posted by Randy and Marian Vig - PEORIA, AZ - Family Friend   August 20, 2020

Dear Vickie, to the GREATEST Boss and even better friend. NVC has never been the same for me since you retired! You are loved, appreciated, and will be sorely missed. You have and will always be a blessing to our family. God Speed and I know..."Nuff said!"

Posted by Leslie Moore & Family - Converse, TX - Friend   August 20, 2020

I was so sadden when I heard from Leslie that Vickie had passed. She and I have known each other for some 21 years...when I arrived at Northwest Vista College. Loved her tremendously and I have missed her since her retirement. Many times I would talk to her sidekick Leslie and our conversation would always begin, "Les, have you seen Vickie lately? How is she doing? Tell her hello for me." Vickie would share her stories about her and Ronnie in the military and on their ranch. She was one hell of a worker...watching Vickie all day, by the time I returned home I was physically exhausted. She had all kinds of energy and NVC certainly did not lose money on her. Once she brought me a jar of her canned figs...God those were the best...brought me back to my childhood days. Both Vickie and I grew up in the country and she never lost track of her roots and that is what I admired most about her. I have missed you since your retirement Vickie and do me a favor...slow down a little, you cannot be tiring God out like you did me. Love you.

Posted by Patrick Fontenot - San Antonio, TX - Friend   August 20, 2020

Vickie and Christine in California.

Posted by Christien King - CA - Sister   August 19, 2020

Vickie and Mom.

Posted by Christine King - CA - Sister   August 19, 2020

Vickie and Mom, 1952.

Posted by Christine King - CA - Sister   August 19, 2020

Vickie at 18.

Posted by Christine King - CA - Sister   August 19, 2020

Vickie and Christine, 1958.

Posted by Christine King - CA - Sister   August 19, 2020

My sister, Vickie, was a woman of faith with a strong sense of adventure and a ready smile. She will be missed by all those who have been blessed to have her in their lives.
May God bless those who mourn her with the comfort of his love. May your memories become joyful and your lives be encircled with love.
With love today and always,
Christine and Steve

Posted by Christine King - CA - Sister   August 19, 2020

I will miss you Vickie. I always enjoyed coming over and helping you and Ronnie. I am truly saddened by your passing but know that you are in a better place

Posted by Bob Kemmerer - TX - friend   August 19, 2020

Vickie was an amazing soul who became friends with everyone she met. She was a person who had a smile and a word of joy for everyone She will be missed.

Posted by Mary Dixson - San Antonio, TX - Coworker   August 19, 2020


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Vickie at 14
Vickie at 2.
Vickie and Christine, 1958.
Vickie at 18.
Vickie and Mom, 1952.
Vickie and Mom.

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Vickie and Christine in California.
Vickie was a wonderful person who could put a smile on any ones face! There was a time when our two families did everything together and had so much fun! Our kids grew up together, our dogs had puppies together and we laughed and cried together. We shared a lot of adventures together, some good and some not so good but we made memories with every one. We will miss this sweet lady!