W. Curtis Baker
Services for W. Curtis Baker, 79, of
who died Thursday, May 16, in a Nampa nursing home, will be
conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
The Rev. Kenneth B. Britt, pastor of the Nampa First Christian
Church, will officiate. Interment with Masonic Graveside Rites by
the Ashlar Lodge 90, A.F. & A.M., will follow in the Hillcrest
Mr. Baker was born July 26, 1905, in Colorado Springs, Colo.,
where he was reared and educated. He married Katharyn E. Jackson on
May 4, 1929, in Denver, Colo. Following their wedding they made
their home in Colorado Springs where he worked in the family owned
business, Baker Implement Company.
In April of 1937 the family moved to Nampa to make their home.
He worked as a salesman for Campbell Tractor for a number of years.
He later went to work for Gibbs Industrial Hardware and then Pacific
Iron and Steel. He also worked at the Alsip Funeral Chapel for
He was a member of the Nampa First Christian Church. He was a
past master and served as secretary for 18 years of Ashlar Lodge 9,
A.F. & A.M., was a member of the Nampa Chapter 30, Order of the
Eastern Star, and a member of the Cyrus Chapter 2, Royal Arch
He is survived by his wife of Nampa; one son, Jack T. Baker of
Hermosa Beach, Calif.; one daughter, Lillian D. Behrens of Danville,
Calif.; four grandchildren;
and one great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by two sisters.
Memorials may be made to the Nampa First Christian Church, 619
12th Ave. S., Nampa, 83651, the Nampa Care Center, 404 Horton St.,
Nampa or flowers may be sent.