Glenda Baker Scammel

December 3, 1925November 22, 2013
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Glenda Scammel passed away peacefully on November 22, 2013. Glenda was born in Streetman, Texas on December 3, 1925 to Glenn Courtney and Berta Mae "Pete" (Ferguson) Baker and grew up in the area she loved so well. She is preceded in death by her devoted husband of 66 years, Byrt, and her baby brother, Ernie Peyton Baker. Glenda is survived by her sister Joan Baker Troegel; her sons Glenn, Greg and Mark Scammel; daughters Tresa Scammel, Cindy Brewington, and Cathy Reed and husband Roy; grandchildren: Elizabeth and Robert Stutts, Natalie and Summer Reed, and Mary Peyton Brewington. Glenda attended Streetman High School where she was an accomplished athlete, then the University of Oklahoma to pursue her dream of becoming a physical education teacher. During that time, she met the love of her life, Byrt, a city boy from Dallas, who became enamored with the sweet country girl, Glenda. Byrt courted her while he was a radio operator in the Army Air Services. They married June 2, 1946 and became lifelong companions and soul mates. They were together whenever possible. After marrying and starting a family, Glenda suggested that Byrt pursue his degree in electrical engineering from SMU. She was his biggest fan, helping him whenever possible, putting her dreams of finishing college aside to help him with his studies and later his career and their growing family. In 1958, Byrt and Glenda started their own business, Airep Electronics. While Byrt was out making sales calls, Glenda was managing the office. Years later, they bought a lot near White Rock Lake where they designed and built a house to raise their large family. They lovingly transformed the property into a beautiful home and outdoor playground. Over the years, they bought acreage in Freestone and Navarro Counties and began raising registered Red Angus/Brangus cattle on their Flying S Ranch. They also raised Shetland ponies and horses that their children loved and trained. When her children were older, Glenda returned to school and graduated from TCU's Ranch Management Program, the only female student in her class. Some of her greatest joys were walking around the ranch in her jeans and boots, studying grasses and trees, making notes and setting plans for things that she and Byrt would be doing soon, or feeding and working with the herd. She instilled a love of nature and wildlife in those around her and was happiest while working outdoors. Glenda was a supportive mother, unconditionally loving and sacrificing many things on her children's behalf. She and Byrt gave each of their children a Catholic education at St. Thomas Aquinas, Jesuit College Prep and Ursuline Academy, and from there were able to choose the university of their choice. She was very proud of her children, grandchildren, and extended family. The family extends heartfelt gratitude to Glenda's physician, Dr. Dorothy Sherwood, her loving and gentle caregivers, and the staff at Presbyterian Village North for making her final years so enjoyable. Their support, accommodation, faith and compassion were unwavering. Visitation and reception: Friday, January 10, 6:30-8:30 PM Sparkman-Richardson, 1029 S. Greenville Avenue, Dallas. Saturday, January 11, Rosary 11:30 AM, Mass 12:00 noon, with reception immediately following: St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 6306 Kenwood Avenue, Dallas. Private burial, Monday, January 13, DFW National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the TCU School of Ranch Management, 2800 Stadium Drive, Fort Worth, TX, 76129, or to St. Elmo Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 215, Streetman, TX, 75859, or to the organization of your choice. To convey condolences, please visit


  • Visitation Friday, January 10, 2014
  • Rosary Saturday, January 11, 2014
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, January 11, 2014

Glenda Baker Scammel

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Dorothy Sherwood

January 12, 2014

Amazing! Now she is ranching every day! Bless her huge heart!

January 12, 2014

What an amazing and wonderful life your mother lived! Cathy, my prayers are w/ you and your family. Love, Dianna

Lydia Rodriguez

January 10, 2014

I extend my deepest condolences to the whole family and I pray that God would give you His peace and comfort at this difficult time and in the coming days. I loved both Mrs Glenda & Mr Byrt I enjoyed being their caregiver.May God Bless each one of you. Lydia Rodriguez

The Jack Watson Family

January 9, 2014

Keeping you and your family in our prayers.

January 8, 2014

I wish to express my sorry for you and your family at this time. I know it must be very hard to have the loss that you now have of your Mother. May God be with you and your family at this time and bless each one of you.
Sunny Railey

Paul Birman

January 8, 2014

I worked with Glenda's late husband, Byrt through several decades of the last century. As the marketing manager of one of the companies Byrt represented, I flew with him on many occasions to visit customers and probably spoke with Glenda daily. My condolences to her family
Paul Birman

John Luckadoo

January 8, 2014

We extend our deepest condolences to the family in remembrance of both Glenda and Byrt in your time of sorrow as they were treasured fellow residents of our retirement community.. They will both be missed at PVN.
With love,
Bobby & John Luckadoo

J.Edward Cantwell

January 7, 2014

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow