Baker, John H. (February 6, 1937 - January 14, 1992)

John H. Baker

Douglas Budget - January 22, 1992

A memorial service was held for John H. Baker Jan. 17 at the United Pentecostal Church of Douglas.

Mr. Baker died Jan. 14, 1992, at his home in Quartzsite, Ariz., after a long illness.

John H. Baker was born Feb. 6. 1937 in Douglas, to John L. and Myrtle M.(Burk)Baker. He attended Douglas schools.

He entered the U.S. Army in 1955. He served in the 3rd Armored Division Tank Batallion, on the Russian Front in Germany during the "Cold War." He was discharged in 1958.

In 1959 he married Jane E. Friday in Riverton where he worked in the oil fields. In 1966 he moved to Washington state where he worked on the timber industry and oil fields.

H worked on the North Slope of Alaska, eventually moving to Seward, Alaska.

He was department head-instructor of the Oil Technology Program at the Alaska Vocational School.

He is survived by his wife, Jane of Kelso, Wash.; son, John L. Baker of Kelso; daughter, Katrina Shangin of Kelso; three stepdaughters, Sharon, Alvina and Pat of Anchorage, Alaska; several grandchildren; his mother Myrtle Baker of Douglas; sisters Faye Harrison of Rosebud, Mo., Norma Dunn of Casper, Isbel Henson of Douglas, Betty Schenk of Oscaloosa, Iowa; three brothers, Bill of Riverton, Dick of Casper, and Larry of Douglas.

He was preceded in death by his father, John L. Baker.

Memorials to the Douglas Senior Citizens Center would be appreciated by the family.

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