Vivian Renfrow Baxter

February 8, 1917 - January 27, 2011

Vivian Renfrow Baxter, age 93, of McKinney, Texas, passed away January 27, 2011, in McKinney. Vivian was born February 8, 1917, in Plano, Texas, to John Oliver and Eugenia (Porter) Renfrow. She married Harold Foster Baxter on November 13, 1932, in Prosper, Texas. Side by side, Vivian and Harold worked hard on the farm raising their family. She also worked for Cabell’s Dairy in McKinney for seventeen years and was a seamstress for ten years. She is survived by her son, Lloyd Baxter and wife, Aletta of Anna, Texas; daughter, Freida Rose and husband, Bobby of McKinney, Texas; son-in-law, Charles Fowler of Leonard, Texas; daughter-in-law, Nancy Baxter of McKinney, Texas; grandchildren, Mike Hunter and wife, Lynda of McAlester, Oklahoma, Charles Fowler, Jr. and wife, Jean of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Christine Gibson of Leonard, Texas, Allan Baxter and wife, Angela of Prosper, Texas, and Theresa Powell and husband, J. J. of McKinney, Texas; great-grandsons, Chuck Fowler of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Cody Baxter and fiancé, Lisa of McKinney, Texas, Cooper Baxter of Prosper, Texas, and Cody Hunter, Denver Hunter, and Tyler Hunter, all of McAlester, Oklahoma; and great-great-grandson, Wylie Hunter. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Wanella Fowler; son, Clifford Baxter; daughter-in-law, Dorothy Baxter; son-in-law, Nickey Robinson; granddaughter, Cindy Ann Baxter; and fourteen siblings. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m., Sunday, January 30, 2011, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel in Allen, Texas. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen. The family will receive friends during a visitation from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Saturday evening at the funeral home.

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To The Baxter Family, I am so sorry for the loss of Vivian. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. God Be With You. Melba Morris, February 2, 2011 Frieda, I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Especially so soon after your brother. But know they are now in God's hands. I think of you and Bobby all the time. June Lorance Gibson, January 31, 2011 Freida I was so saddened to hear of Aunt Vivians passing. My prayers are with you and your family. I will always remember the family get togethers at her home very fondly. Miss you all. Kathy Dearth, January 31, 2011 We are so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Baxter was such a delightful lady. May the Lord touch you during this difficult time. Jack and Denice Burnside Webb, January 29, 2011 To Aunt Vivian's Family, You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Aunt Vivian was truely a very special lady. She will be missed terribly. She was loved by so many. Tammy Bellah Smith Tammy Bellah Smith, January 29, 2011 Baxter Family, I'm so sorry to hear about MeMaw's passing..She was such a beautiful and caring person. I remember all of the stories she would tell us growing up about her life and how she loved to go dancing in Princeton. I always thought it was pretty cool that Theresa's grandma wanted to go honky tonking on Sat. nights while we were heading out to go cruising! She always treated me as one of her own grandkids. My love and prayers are with you all. She's an angel watching over us now. Liz & Mike Hogan, January 28, 2011 So sad to hear of Mrs. Baxter's passing. I send love, prayers and sympathy to you at this time. God bless all of you. She was a special lady. I remember how she loved to dance! I think of the song, "I Hope You Dance" and I am so happy that she did! Mary Holcomb Dickerson, January 28, 2011 FREIDA AND ALL OF YOUR FAMILY, SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR MOTHERS PASSING. SHE WAS SUCH A KIND LADY. KNOW IT HAS BEEN A TRYING TIME THESE PAST MONTHS. YOU ARE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ANNA BETH WILLIS, January 28, 2011 Freida, I was so sad to hear of your loss. I know how much you love you Mom. You were a Great daughter! With Gods love you will be comforted. Mark and I love you. Sandy Tucker, January 28, 2011 Dear Freda, Bobby, Lloyd, Aletta & family, So sorry to read about your Mother passing away. She was such a sweet & lovely lady. My thoughts & prayers are with you during this most difficult time. God Bless You All Love, Lonita Alexander Rains, January 28, 2011 So sorry to hear about Aunt Vivian. She was a very sweet, sweet lady. I remember hanging on to the porch to keep my parents from taking me home after a visit. I wanted to spend the night with Freda and Aunt Vivian! My love to Freda and the rest of the family. Love, Shirley Shirley Baxter Mott, January 28, 2011 Lloyd and Aletta, I was so sorry to read of Mrs. Baxter's passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy, your friend, Kemp Willard. Kemp Willard, January 27, 2011