Douglas Edward Baker |

Douglas Edward Baker

Douglas Baker passed away Nov. 2, 2006.He was born Oct. 27, 1949 in Detroit, Mich. He grew up in Farmington and later moved to Oregon, where he resided with his wife, Barbara, of 23 years, daughter Tammy, and nephew Jonathan.As a single man, Doug sought and found adventure when he settled on the Western Slope 13 years ago. Douglas built many beautiful custom homes in the Valley. He was a tradesman by heart. When he saw a need, Doug would reach out a helping hand to others. He was a good friend to many and enjoyed teaching his skills to those that were interested. He enjoyed friendship, laughter and honesty in his life. Doug lived with his aunt, Mary Haggart, and cousin, Grace Michelle, in Silt. He worked hard to have a positive attitude while battling cancer. Surviving family members include his daughter; son-in-law, Ken; and grandchildren Corey, Austin and Chance; siblings Kenneth, Bradley and Nancy Baker and Claudia St. John; and good friend and companion, Diane Carlson of New Mexico.He was preceded in death by his parents, Grace and Clarence Baker. The memorial service will be held at noon, Sunday, Nov. 12, at the Silt Community Center at Fifth and Grand in Silt. The Rev. Jim Warn will officiate. Lunch will be served. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to “Aunt Grace’s Kitchen Fund” at the Congregational Church of the Valley. P.O. Box 396, New Castle, or the Roaring Fork Hospice.

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