May 14, 1929 - Jan 12, 2013 OKLAHOMA CITY Claudia Frances White Baxter, 83, died January 12, 2013, in Oklahoma City. She was born May 14, 1929, in Broken Arrow, OK, daughter of Claud E. and Laura Frances (Lindsey) White. She graduated from Tulsa Central High School in 1947 and received her bachelor's from Tulsa University, her master's from the University of Oklahoma and her doctorate from Oklahoma State University. She married Donald D. Baxter, Jr. on April 12, 1963, in Tulsa, OK. Claudia taught in the Tulsa Public Schools, at Indiana State University, and she was an administrator in the Grand Prairie Schools in Grand Prairie, TX. She was an active member of Yukon First Baptist Church, Quail Springs Baptist Church, Delta Kappa Gamma and the Gideon's Auxiliary. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald, who died December 6, 2012; and sisters, Doris Slocombe, Helen Stillwell, Dorothy Gene Kebert and Betty Stepp. Survivors include children: Don Baxter III and wife Vickie, of Locust Grove, OK; Jess W. Baxter and wife Sarah, of OKC; and Marti Burton and husband Barry, of Yukon, OK; brother, Jim White and wife Anne, of Tulsa; three granddaughters, two great-grandsons and numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the Mansions at Waterford, Valir Hospice and Ellen for their loving care. Memorial donations may be made to Valir Hospice, 721 NW 6th St, Ste 202, OKC, OK 73102. Viewing will be 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. on Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at Mercer-Adams. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 16, 2013, at Quail Springs Baptist Church, OKC, with graveside services at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Rose Hill Memorial Park Cemetery, Tulsa, OK. To share a memory or condolence, visit

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Published in The Oklahoman on Jan. 14, 2013