Baker, Roy C. (February 23, 1913 - June 29, 1989)
Roy C. Baker
Douglas Budget - July 5, 1989Funeral services for Roy C.Baker ,76, were held Monday, July 3, at the Converse Funeral Chapel in Douglas with Pastor Tim Tyler of the Douglas Baptist Church officiating. Internment was in the Douglas Park Cemetery.
Mr. Baker died June 29 at Michael Manor following a long illness.
He was born Feb. 23, 1913 at Peru, Neb., to George and Cora(Perkins)Baker. He was reared and educated in northeastern Kansas. In 1935 he moved to the Lusk area where he worked for various ranchers.
He was married to Ferol Manning on Jan. 2, 1942 in Sheridan. He worked for a couple of years for his brother, and then in 1944 they moved to the Manning Ranch north of Douglas, where he remained active in ranching until ill health forced him to become a resident of Michael Manor.
He was a member of the National Cattleman's Association, Wyoming Stockgrowers, Converse County Farm Bureau, Converse County Stockgrowers, American Salers Association, and the Moose Lodge.
He is survived by his wife, Ferol, of Douglas; one son, Ed Baker, of Douglas; one daughter, Kathy Blaylock of Douglas; two brothers, George Baker of Riverton, and Harry Baker of Lusk; three sisters, Stella Kenton of Lander, Bessie Hotz of Wymore, Neb., and Emily Shelden of Douglas; five grandchildren, Rick Baker, Tim Baker, Wendy dyer, Ranae Blaylock and Davy Blaylock; one great grandson, Shawn Dyer of Douglas.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, David Lee Baker, in 1943; three brothers, William Baker, Guy Baker and Fred Baker; and one sister, Harriet Slagle.
Serving as pallbearers were Richard Quay Hornbuckle, Jerry Miller, Frank Eathorne, Kirk Hornbuckle, Brent Hornbuckle and Harry Richards. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Jeff Reynolds, Dick Hornbuckle, Dave Rodeman, Robert Cross, Bill Mason, Bill Vollman, Gene Hardy, and all of his many other friends.
A memorial to the Converse County Cancer Fund or to the Ranchers' Memorial Scholarship Fund in care of Converse County Bank, Drawer 689, Douglas 82633 would be appreciated by the family.
The Converse Funeral Chapel of Douglas was in charge of the arrangements.