The world’s light is shining a little dimmer with the peaceful passing of Mildred Baur. Mrs. Baur, joined her Lord on Monday evening, the 8th of February 2021. She was 90 years of age.
Mildred Louise “Millie” Baur was born on June 10, 1930, at home in Jourdanton, Texas, in Atascosa County, to Eva Elizabeth Martin Holland and Louis Henry Holland, Jr.
During the Great Depression, her family lived in various places such as Oklahoma and Louisiana. When her father began working for the railroad, the family settled in San Antonio, where Mildred graduated from Sam Houston High School. After graduation, she worked at Joske’s Department Store in the payroll department in downtown San Antonio. This is where she met and fell in love with a handsome chiropractic student named Bernie Baur, who also worked there. They married in June 1949. Within five years of getting married, they had a daughter and a son. In 1956, the family moved to Yorktown, Texas, where Bernie had a chiropractic practice for five years before becoming a minister of the Church of Christ in Cuero, Texas. Bernie supported the family by preaching at congregations in Cassville, Missouri; Tyler, Texas; Ruidoso, New Mexico; and El Paso, Texas. Millie worked for the school district in El Paso and retired from the El Paso ISD. In the mid-1980’s, Bernie and Millie moved back to East Texas where Bernie continued to preach for various churches in the area.
Millie encouraged Bernie while he preached, and she worked alongside him teaching Bible classes and extending hospitality to people from the church and the community. She loved being the preacher’s wife, a mother, a grandmother, and a great-grandmother.
Her entire life was centered on her worship of the Lord and the various church ministries in which she could serve. For example, she was active at Crockett Road Church of Christ in the Visual Aid Brigade, the Stockpot Service Ministry, and as a Bible teacher. Millie also loved to paint. This hobby led her to become a member of the East Texas Art Guild. In addition, she enjoyed studying genealogy and was a member of the Fort Boggy Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT) and the Colonel George Dashiell Chapter of the Texas Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).
Ultimately, Millie led her life with her eyes on Jesus---giving of herself to share His love. She loved her family, and she loved people. She was known as someone who never met a stranger, and who could always see the good in people as well as the most difficult of situations. She was a joy to be around, and her words of encouragement and sweet disposition will be greatly missed.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, B.F. “Bernie” Baur; her parents, Louis and Eva Holland; and daughter-in-law, Ann Karen Baur.
She is survived by daughter Janice Sue Reeder and her husband Bob of Buffalo, Texas; son Timothy Kevin Baur and wife Thea of Franklin, Tennessee; brother Wayne Holland and his wife Judy of San Antonio; six grandchildren who knew her as Mimi/MeeMee: Mike Baur; Elizabeth Reeder Madrigal (Eddie); Karen Baur Gosnell (Patrick); Laura Reeder Driggers (Sean); Matt Baur (Libby); and Mark Baur (Courtney); twelve great-grandchildren; nephew Steven Holland (Kathy) of San Antonio; niece Marilyn Hubbard (Bill) of Ashville, North Carolina, and a host of friends and other relatives.
Funeral services to celebrate Millie Baur’s life are to be conducted at two o’clock in the afternoon, on Saturday, February 13, 2021, in the Rhone Memorial Chapel with Dan Manuel officiating. Interment will follow in Chandler Memorial Cemetery in Chandler, Texas.
Friends are cordially invited to visit with the family one hour prior to the start of the service at Rhone Funeral Home.
For those unable to attend the service, a live stream will be accessible through Rhone Funeral Home’s Facebook Page.
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Funeral services for Mildred Louise “Millie” Baur are in care of Rhone Funeral Home, 3900 S. State Highway 19, Palestine, Texas.
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