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Information for Jack W. Baker
8 August, 1904 - 1 September, 1982
From the Idaho Press - Tribune,
dated September, 1982
Contributed by Delilah Barnard

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Jack Baker                         

     Funeral services for Jack W. Baker, 78, of 519 W. Dakota Ave., Nampa, who died Wednesday in a Boise hospital, will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Alsip Funeral Chapel with Steve Moore, Minister of the Meridian First Church of Christ, officiating.  Interment with graveside rites by the Nampa Elks Lodge 1389 will follow at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
     Mr. Baker was born on Aug. 8, 19
04, at Pueblo, Colo.  He then moved to Los Angeles, Calif., where he started the Baker Stone Company.  In 1947, he went into partnership with Harry Pitman and they formed the Pitman-Baker Home Construction Company.  He was married to Mary Kirkpatrick on Feb. 23, 1949, at Las Vegas, Nev. And they made their home in the Los Angeles area.  In 1949, he became involved in the Peterson and Baker Heavy Construction Co., and they built bridges and worked on the freeway system in the Los Angeles area.  In 1957, he and his family moved to Nampa to make their home.  He was co-owner of the Pitman and Baker Feed Lot and retired in 1973.  He was a life time member of the Elks Lodge and was currently a member of the Nampa Elks Lodge 1389 and a past member of the Idaho Cattle Feeders Association.
     He is survived by his wife, Nampa; two daughters, Mrs. Bill (Dayle) Brooks and Mrs. Eugene (Joan) Brown, both of Nampa; and two grandchildren, Julie and Hack Hall both of Nampa.  He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.

     The family suggests memorial contributions to the Mt. States Tumor Institute, 151 E. Bannock St., Boise, 83702, or the Mercy Medical Center Hospice Program, 1512 12th Ave. Rd., Nampa 83651.