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Obit for Ben H. Baker/Benjamin J. Baker/Harold Benjamin Baker
3 April, 1908 - 30 July, 1984

 From the Idaho Press - Tribune,
dated July, 1984
Contributed by Delilah Barnard

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Note - There is a great amount of confusion with
this person.  The article below shows a Ben H. Baker.
The Death notice showed a Benjamin J. Baker.  Ancestry
shows a Harold Benjamin Baker and all of these seem to
be the same person as all show the same dates of birth
and death.  Social Security Death Index shows as Ben Baker.
Could someone help with confirmation of the
proper full name?


Ben Baker

      Services for Ben H. Baker, 76, of Caldwell, who died Monday, July 30, in a Caldwell hospital of natural causes, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
     Elder R.A. Garner of the Caldwell Seventh-day Adventist Church will officiate.  Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens,
     Mr. Baker was born April 3, 1908, in Hanover
, Kan., to Joseph and Lucinda Bell Whetsteine Baker.  At the age of five he moved with his family to Brighton, Colo., where he was reared and attended schools.  As a young man, he farmed at Craig, Colo.  He moved to Torrington, Wyo., in the early 1930s, where he worked at a sugar factory.
     He married Nellie J. Whiting Nov. 7, 1936, in Torrington where they made their home.  In 1939 he went to barber school and alter barbered in several towns in Wyoming.
     In 1946 they moved to Huston, Idaho, where he operated a barber shop until moving to the Franklin Community near
Nampa in 1955, where they had a barber shop and a grocery store.
     In 1960 they moved to Caldwell where he owned and operated Baker's Barber shop with his son, Ray, until his retirement in 1980.  He was an avid fisherman and bowler and was a member of the Caldwell bowling Association.
     He is survived by his wife, of Caldwell; a son, Ray Baker of Caldwell; a daughter, Phyllis Cafferty of Reedsport
, Ore.; a brother, Ad Baker of San Diego, Calif.; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
     He was preceded in death by three sisters and seven brothers.
     Friends may call at the chapel today from 5 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
     Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Dakan Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 1386, Caldwell, 83606.