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Information for Walter Curtis Baker
26 July, 1905 - 16 May, 1985
From the Idaho Press - Tribune,
dated May, 1985
Contributed by Delilah Barnard

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W. Curtis Baker
Services for W. Curtis Baker, 79, of Nampa, 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 Memorial Gardens.
     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 several years.
     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 Masons.
     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.