Louise Baker Sayger, 96 of Smithville, Texas, resident of Towers Nursing
Home, died Sunday, February 25, 2018 of complications following a
Louise was born on July 8th, 1921 in Valporaiso, Indiana to Benjamin B.
Baker and Louise Barecke. She grew up in northern Indiana, attended
Washington High School and Elmhurst College. She spent many years in San
Antonio, Texas working for Fashion Two-twenty cosmetics and later helped
form Jenee' Cosmetics, Inc.. She volunteered at many nursing homes and
animal rescue centers and was an advocate and occasional speaker for the
San Antonio Association for the Blind.
She is survived by her sister, Mardell Puckett of Evansville, Indiana,
her daughter and son in law, Melodie Sayger Schmidt and Dennis Schmidt
of Smithville, Tx., and her son and daughter in law, Barry Sayger and
Tami Keiser Sayger of Port Charlotte, Florida. She also had 6 Grand
Children, 16 Great Grandchildren, 4 Great Great Grand Children. Her
Grand daughter, Kim Spears of Kerrville Texas best described Louise in a
recent Facebook post:
"Well behaved women rarely make history...my fierce and fabulous
grandmother Louise has kissed this earth goodbye. Glasses in the air to
a truly passionate, empowered opinionated warrior for all she believed.
She showed up, stood up and spoke up everywhere she went. And if you
didn't like her she did not care! Thank you for the strength of
knowing my own voice,...your wicked martini skills, encouragement of my
gifts, and proof positive animal prints are always in fashion!"
A special thanks is extended to the nursing staff and aides of Towers
Nursing Home who truly loved "Weezie" as she was fondly nicknamed and
who took special care of her during her final years. Also special
thanks to Resolutions Hospice for their care and compassion. Donations
can be made to Hill Country Youth Ranch for Children in Ingram, Texas or
San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind.
A Memorial Service will be from 10:ooam to 12:00pm on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Bastrop Christian Church in Bastrop, Texas. A reception will follow the services.