Christina "Chris" LaVonne Baack
July 18, 1948 – June 15, 2020
Christina “Chris” La Vonne Baack, age 71 of Arlington, passed away on June 15, 2020. She was born in Mt. Pulaski, Illinois, on July 18, 1948 the daughter of Charles Richard Mueller and Rhoda Veech Mueller. Chris married Don Baack of Williamsburg, Iowa on November 11, 1972 and they celebrated more than 47 Loving years of marriage together.
Chris was a proud Navy wife and served as an ombudsman for the US Navy for over 20 years. Chris received her Bachelor of Arts and Master’s in Geology, as well as her Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, all from the University of Texas, Arlington. Chris was a well-known and loved professor of geology and meteorology for more than 20 years at Tarrant County College, also teaching courses at the University of Texas, Arlington. She belonged to multiple geological and Science originations. In her spare time, she enjoyed reading, collecting rocks, caring for her cats, and watching Dallas Stars hockey. Her greatest time was the time she spent with her family, friends and students, all of whom will miss her dearly.
Chris is survived by her husband, Don; daughters Brandi Roe and husband Billy and Amber Baack; granddaughter Bailey Roe; sisters Cynthia Tibbs of Sumerduck, Virginia and Ricky Atkins of Orange Park, Florida.
Memorial services will not be held at this time. A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Wounded Warriors Project in her Name https://communityfundraising.woundedwarriorproject.org/campaign/Chris-Baack or to the ASPCA at https://secure.aspca.org/donate/memorial
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Christina "Chris" LaVonne Baack
June 26, 2020
I knew Chris for more than 20 years and I don't think I've ever known a more generous heart. She and Don were the first to hold my hand when my husband died and I've never forgotten it. She was always one to help out in practical ways when someone needed it most.
I hav seen her literally take the sweater off her own back and give it to someone who needed it more, give furniture from her own home to someone who had less, and spend a weekend building a ramp at the home of someone who was in end-stage cancer and in a wheelchair. These are just a few examples.
Don and family, I hope you take comfort from the fact that Chris was loved by others and that she always knew how much you loved her. We are here for you if you need anything.
-Gina, Travis, and Emily Huse
Sam and Peggy Bass
June 20, 2020
Met this wonderful couple while station with Don in 1987. Don and I were both old Iowa farm boys and Chris was very much involved making sure everyone in the Command was informed and taken care of. Chris had a big heart and a genuine love for everyone she came in contact with. We left Texas after the Navy for over 18 years and on our return we ran into Chris and Don at the base and they both made us feel like we never left.
Our deepest sympathy goes out to Don, Amber and Brandi we watched these young ladies grow up.
God Bless the Baack Family.
Jacqueline Green Kapper
June 19, 2020
Many many childhood memories playing with this cousin. "Chrissy" 1948, me 1949, then her sister Cindy, 1950or 51🙄. All the summer sleepovers on the floor (me sandwiched between the 2), the 3 of us playing at gma Veech's, walking to the little neighborhood grocery store and gma Mueller's house together. Later, I remember Chris' unusual interest in rocks! Who knew then, we'd have a professor of geology!! A great accomplishment!! Adult life took us different directions. Only saw her a handful of times throughout. But I'll never forget when my sister in TX died. I'm sitting in the church for funeral services. I turn around and there sat Chris and Don. They had driven 5 hours one way to convey their love and care for our family! What hearts to do that! Don and family, may you experience God's comfort and peace thru the days ahead. 💕💕 Bob and Jacqueline
June 18, 2020
I am deeply saddened by Chris' passing. I still can't believe she's gone! She was a wonderful friend who was always willing to listen. We talked often in the hallways and in her office. She gave me a ride whenever I needed to go to NE campus for district meetings or district senate meetings. I got to know her more during these travels. She was a compassionate, caring, and kind person. She always had some great thought-provoking questions during our faculty meetings. She was a dedicated and passionate teacher. I will definitely miss her beautiful smile and her laughter. My heartfelt condolences, deepest sympathies, and prayers to the grieving family. May her soul rest in eternal peace and happiness.
Kay and Darrell Whitsell
June 18, 2020
We never would have felt ready to say goodbye to someone as special as Chris, but this timing feels especially tough. Wishing your family comfort and strength for the days and weeks ahead.
Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. We are so sorry for your loss.”
June 17, 2020
When I first met Chris she was my instructor, she was always asking me if I had any questions. Then she was my co-worker, she was always asking what she could do to help me. Then we were friends and she would ask how I was doing and when are we going to have lunch? I miss her already. Don and family, you have my deepest sympathies. She was an amazing lady, instructor, co-worker and friend!