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Kathryn Ann Baxter

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Kathryn Ann Baxter, 70, of Grapeland, passed away April 13, 2019 in her home. Kathryn was born January 5, 1949 in Rochester, N.Y. to parents, Hanlon C. Kintz and Elizabeth Smith Kintz. She is a member of Redeemer Lutheran in Nacogdoches.

Kathryn is survived by son, William Baxter and wife, Lecel of Honolulu, HI; grandchildren, Grace Baxter of Oxford, MS, Jacob Baxter of Honolulu, HI, John Baxter of Honolulu, HI, Hope Baxter of Honolulu, HI; mother-in-law, Jo Ann Baxter of Hilton, NY; cousins, Jim Smith and wife, Jeanette of Hilton, NY, Sarah Watkins and husband, Mike of Ballston Spa, NY, Susan Smith of Rochester, NY, and Daniel Smith of Hilton, NY. Kathryn was preceded in death by her husband, Roger G. Baxter; parents, Hanlon and Elizabeth Kintz; and cousin, Tom Smith.

Graveside services for Kathryn Ann Baxter will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 18, 2019 in the Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery, Rev. John Cain, officiating. Online condolences may be left at


  1. Ms Baxter was our precious neighbor who we dearly loved. She made an enormous impact on our lives and on our grand children. Or Iove prayers go out to the captain and his family who she dearly loved! William if you need anything please contact me.

  2. Kathy will be greaty missed at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Nacogdoches, TX We will miss her beautiful smile and pleasant personality. We are all in shock. Godbe with all her family as you mourn the loss of your dear mother, and grandmother..

  3. William – we are so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was one of the sweetest people I have every known. She was always so positive and loved all of you so much. I learned so much from her. We are praying for you and your family.

  4. So sorry for your loss William. My son introduced her to me. Such a wonderful person. I am the mother of the Other William.

  5. William, we are so sorry to hear about your mom. Kathy was such a beautiful lady — inside and out. We pray for comfort for you and your family. Much love.

  6. Kathryn and I met through a mutual friend and I was immediately impressed with her sweet genuine personality. My son often house sat for her whenever she needed to be out of town. She often showed us pictures of you, William and your family. She was so proud of you all. I am so sorry for your loss.

  7. Kathy was a dear sister in Christ from our time as members of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Nacogdoches. She always had a beautiful smile and wonderful spirit. It was a joy to witness how she loved and cared for her mother and husband. May God give her family and friends comfort knowing she is now with her Savior in heaven.

  8. Dear William and family,
    Your grandmother Betty Kintz and my mother, Betty Vary, we classmates and friends at Brockport (NY) Normal School in the early 1930s. My family and I moved from Rochester to Hilton in 1957, and shortly afterwards, your mom and her parents moved out to Hilton, too, moving into a home further down North Avenue from our place on the hill. When Mom and I went to welcome the Kintz family, Kathy generously let me ride her pony – my first time ever on horseback! Was I impressed! Kathy fit right in at school, and we all were delighted to know she and our friend Betty Hiler were cousins! Our classmates remember Kathy as gentle, kind, fiesty, and smart; and Roger and Kathy as a beautiful couple. In 2010, my mom and I met Kathy for lunch at Bella’s in Clayton NY and had a wonderful re-connection. How full of joy she was! How proud of you and your family! Please know that your parents are both well remembered and our hearts go out to you and your family at this time of tragic loss. Joanne Vary Schwandes on behalf of the Hilton (NY) Class of ’66.

  9. I am a former school classmate of your Mom and Dad and graduated with them in Hilton, NY. So very sorry to learn this tragic news. It’s been years since I have seen her now but I did catch up with her and your Dad at one of our class reunions. I remember her being sweet, gentle and very pleasant. Years ago I borrowed a bridesmaids dress from her to reuse at my sister’s wedding. I was so grateful to Kathy and her Mom for offering us the use of it. I remember I barely fit into it. I see your Mom kept her cute figure all her life. Hilton was a great place to grow up in and I am glad your Mom found love there and went on to have a nice son, you! Sending you healing from New York State.
    Janet Collamer Class of 1966

  10. William,
    Our hearts go out to you and all your family at your mother’s passing and we are so very sorry for your loss. We graduated with your mom and dad in Hilton’s class of ’66 and I think the four of us were the only ones to marry a classmate of the same year. Roger and Kathy were sweethearts~~it took four more years for Bill and myself to get together.
    We both remember Kathy as a pretty girl, soft spoken, so very nice and kind and proper. She just had beautiful manners.
    May our Heavenly Father hold you in comfort just as he enfolds both your parents in everlasting life. With deepest sympathy~

  11. So sorry for your tragic loss. Kathy’s mother Betty & my mother Dorothea (Dort) were good friends. My sincere condolences to you & your family.

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