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Betty Cardwell Baker

February 13, 1939 — January 25, 2024

Saulsbury, Tennessee

Betty Cardwell Baker, a beloved member of the Middleton, Tennessee community, has passed away at the age of 84 in Jackson, Tennessee. She was born on February 13, 1939, to Rufus Noel and Sally Belcher Cardwell. Betty's parents instilled in her the values of hard work, dedication, and love for family, which she carried throughout her life.

Betty had a fulfilling career and retired from TKE after many years of service. She approached her work with a strong sense of commitment and always strived for excellence. Her determination and competitive nature were evident in everything she pursued.

Beyond her career achievements, Betty found great joy in spending time with her family and nurturing relationships with her loved ones. She adored attending her grandchildren and great-grandchildren's events, cherishing each moment spent cheering them on from the sidelines.

In addition to being a devoted family woman, Betty had a passion for various hobbies and interests that brought her immense happiness. She found solace in hitting the golf course, tending to her beautiful garden, and engaging in spirited games of tennis. These activities allowed her to stay active while fostering bonds with friends who shared her passions.

Education held great importance to Betty throughout her life, and she attained an Associates Degree that contributed to her well-rounded knowledge base and intellectual pursuits. Her thirst for knowledge was insatiable as she continuously sought opportunities for growth and development.

She is survived by her daughters Donna Yopp and Wynne Dixon, grandchildren, Matthew Pulse and his wife Michelle, Alex Robinson and her husband Josh, Ashley Cox Dixon, and great-grandchildren, Cynthia and Camilla Pulse, Kinleigh Dixon, Caden, and Beckett Robinson, 

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Joy Kittle; brothers, Dever, Nelson, Earl and Tom Cardwell; son-in-law, William Bradley Yopp; and grandson, Jason Dixon. Betty cherished these relationships deeply, finding solace and immense joy in witnessing their lives unfold.

Betty will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. Her legacy continues through the memories she leaves behind and the lessons she taught through her actions. Her loving spirit will forever be engraved in the hearts of those she touched.  The joyous presence of Betty's family brought immense happiness to her later years. delighted with their laughter and innocence, creating cherished memories that will be treasured by all who knew her.

Betty may have left this earthly realm, but her radiant spirit will continue to shine brightly in the lives of her family and friends. She will forever remain an inspiration to all those who were fortunate enough to have crossed paths with her. We take comfort in knowing that she is now reunited with loved ones who have gone before.

A celebration of Betty's life will be arranged at a later date to honor the beauty and love she brought into the world. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations in Betty's memory be made to IPFFoundation.org, or Roger Springs Church of Christ.

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