Cameron Herald, Thur., 2 June 2005
Judge Pat McKinney Baskin, 78, of Midland and formerly of Cameron died May 27 following a brief illness. Memorial services were held May 31 at First Presbyterian Church in Midland with the Rev. Ray Riddle and Steve Schorr officiating.
Baskin was born Nov. 29, 1926 in Cameron to James Dollar Baskin Sr. and Ruth McKinney Baskin.
He received his elementary education in Cameron and attended junior high and high school in Austin. He received a bachelor of arts from the University of Texas in 1948, his J.D. in 1950 and his master of arts in government in 1953.
He was in the U.S. Navy from 1944-1946 and was a U.S. Army Lieutenant from 1951-1953.
He married Joan Marie Ragsdale June 25, 1952.
Baskin was active in numerous community groups, including Midland ISD's Academic Programs and a lifetime member of the Parent Teacher Association.
He served as a municipal court judge from 1953-1958 and a state district court judge for 12 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Judge Jim Baskin Jr. of San Antonio.
He is survived by his wife, Joan Baskin of Midland; children, Becky Ferguson of Midland; Bo Baskin of Austin; Steven Baskin of Marble Falls and JJ Baskin of Austin; grandchildren, A. J., Joanie, Katie, Annabelle, Mac, Liam, Wiley, Terrill, Virginia and Ben; and brother, Bill Baskin of Lake Jackson.