Baker, John Lawrence (February 26, 1904 - January 6, 1988)

John Lawrence Baker

Douglas Budget - January 14, 1988

Graveside services for John Lawrence Baker, 83, were held Jan. 8 at 2 p.m. at the Douglas Park Cemetery with Pastor Gary Phillips of the First United Pentecostal Church officiating.

Mr. Baker died Jan. 6 at the Converse County Memorial Hospital in Douglas, following a long illness.

He was born Feb. 26, 1904 at Frederick, Ill., the son of William O. and Nora Alice(Shepard)Baker. He was reared and educated in Illinois. He moved to Wyoming in 1919 with his parents, and they settled on a homestead north of Douglas. He was married to Myrtle M. Burk on Dec. 24, 1925 in Douglas. They lived on their homestead until 1929, at which time they moved into Douglas. He worked at various construction and carpenter jobs around Douglas. He has remained a resident of Douglas until the time of his death.

He is survived by his wife; sons William T. Baker of Riverton; Lawrence Baker of St.Louis, Mo.; Richard Baker of Casper; and Johnny Homer Baker of Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; daughters Faye Loraine Harrison of St. Louis, Mo.; Norma Alice Dunn of Casper; Isabel Henson of Douglas; and Betty C. Schenck of Oskaloosa, Iowa; 30 grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers; six sisters; and one grandson.

Serving as pallbearers were six of his grandsons, Robert L. Witt, David A. Witt, Mitchell J. Baker, Thomas Baker, Sam Henson, and Pete Henson.

Memorials to the Douglas Meals on Wheels would be appreciated by the family.

The Converse Funeral Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.


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