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, 1904,
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
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
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.,