Beatrice “Bea” Baker Boutwell, 87, of Rockwall, formerly of Paris, passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2023, in Rockwall, TX.
Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled services for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 29th at the Pavilion of Restland Cemetery in Cunningham with Dr. Tim Reger officiating.
Bea, the daughter of Otto Baker & Hattie Parks Baker, was born August 24, 1935, in Taylortown, TX.
She attended school in Cunningham, where she excelled in basketball and was the captain of her team. Her career with Texas Instruments spanned more than 30 years before her retirement. Bea was a long time member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, Tom White in December 2004, and William Boutwell, Jr. in August 2020, and four siblings, Davis Baker, Hugh Baker, Margie Byers, and Neal Baker.
Survivors include two daughters, Vickie Armstrong and Detra Jones, a step-son, Steve White & wife Cathy, grandchildren, Brad Armstrong & wife Stacy, Joel Armstrong & wife Robin, James Halza, Courtney Halza, Lisa Breeds & husband Matt, Brandon White & wife Katy, Lauren White, great grandchildren, Michael Armstrong, Joel Eric Armstrong, Jr., Anna Halza, Rachel Armstrong, Dylan Armstrong, Elizabeth Halza, and Nova Breeds, and four siblings, Nell Baldwin, Charlie Baker, Ronnie Baker & wife Linda, and Donnie Lewis & husband Charlie along with numerous nieces & nephews and a host of friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601, or www.alz.org
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