Wilma Jean Wyss Baquet FieldsMay 13th, 2020
Wilma Jean Wyss Baquet Fields, age 93, of Tucson, Ariz., departed this world to be with her Lord Jesus on Thursday, May 7, 2020. She was born in Enon, Mo. to Martin Wyss and Nina Fay (Long) Wyss on April 4, 1927. She graduated from Russellville High and enrolled in MO St. Teachers' College, Warrensburg, Mo. She taught school in Missouri elementary schools. On June 26, 1945, Jean married Calvin Dwight Baquet at Enon; the marriage ended in divorce 1975. They were the parents of five children, Lemoyne Baquet (Jacqui), Geneva, Switzerland; Sue Baquet, Tucson, Ariz.; Steve Baquet (Marlene), Tucson, Ariz.; Keith Baquet (Carolyn), Arivaca, Ariz.; Sara Merski (Steve), Tucson, Ariz. Jean is survived by brother, Don Wyss, PhD. (Rosalie) and sister, Barbara McDonald (Rev. James), all of Russellville, Mo. A Tucson resident since 1960, Jean was devoted to her church and children. When the children reached school age, she enrolled at the UofA to complete her education, earning a bachelor's degree in Public Administration and a B.S. degree in nursing at age 50. She chose to spend the last 14 years of her career as a public health nurse. In 1986, Jean married Spencer "Gene" Fields, who survives her. They have been members of Rincon Baptist Church since 1991. She is also survived by 10 grandkids: Ken Bedient, Aron, Matthew, Lauren and Emily Baquet, Sunny Bartkowski, Sylvia Stevenson, Michael and Andrew Merski, and Todd Jayne; nine great-grandkids; three great-great-grandkids; four step-grandkids and five step-great-grandkids. Graveside services were held at East Lawn Cemetery, E. Grant Road, Tucson, Ariz. on Tuesday, May 12, 2020. Arrangements by ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, Dodge Chapel.