Baker, William 'Bill' T. (July 20, 1926 - December 15, 1992)

William T. (Bill) Baker

Douglas Budget - December 23, 1992

Funeral services for William T.(Bill) Baker, 66, were held Dec. 18 at the Converse Funeral Chapel in Douglas with Rev. Gary Phillips of the United Pentecostal Church officiating. Interment was in the Douglas Park Cemetery with the Samuel Mares American Legion Post No. 8 conducting military graveside rites.

Mr. Baker died of natural causes on Dec. 15, at the emergency room at the Memorial Hospital in Riverton.

Bill was born July 20, 1926 in Douglas the son of John and Myrtle(Burk)Baker. He was reared and educated in Converse County.

He enlisted in the U.S.Army and served in Okinawa during World War II. After returning from duty, he and Irene Stinson were married on May 22, 1946 in Douglas, and resided in Douglas where he worked for the Morton's Ranch until 1951. He then began his almost 37 years of employment with True & Brown, later becoming True Drilling Company. During his employment with True, they lived all over the state of Wyoming as well as locations in Montana and North Dakota, finally settling in Casper where they headquartered for 28 years. He retired in 1988 and they moved to Pavillion, Wyo, to farm.

He is survived by his wife of Pavillion; three sons, Tom Baker and Kirk Baker of Casper and Kenny Baker of Marbleton, Wyo.; three daughters, Darlene Krause of Kinnear, Wyo., Roxanne Binek of Craig, Colo. and Dunn Center, N.D., and Sherri Klatt of Killdeer, N.D.; his mother, Myrtle Baker of Douglas; two brothers, Larry Baker of Douglas and Dick Baker of Casper; four sisters, Faye Harrison of Rosebud, Mo., Norma Dunn of Casper, Isabelle Henson of Douglas, and Betty Schenk of Oskaloosa, Iowa; 12 grandchildren; and one great-granchild.

He was preceded in death by his father; one son, Steve Baker; and one brother, John H. Baker.

Serving as pallbearers were Fred Fox, Earl Sides, Ken Amberson, Bud McChesney, Archie Alm, and John McAulay.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were all of his many friends.

A memorial to the American Heart Association would be appreciated by the family.

The Converse Funeral Chapel of Douglas was in charge of the arrangements.

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