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John Orman Baker

John Orman Baker of Rifle died Monday, June 9, 2003, at Grand River Medical Center in Rifle. He was 84.

He was born April 2, 1919, in La Junta to Mary Jane Sanders and John Wesley Baker.

He married Mary Emma Feather on March 24, 1940, in Colorado Springs.



Prior to moving to Rifle 22 years ago, Mr. Baker lived most of his life in Fruita.

He was a lumber yard manager.



Mr. Baker was a member of the Rifle Sportsman’s Club. He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing and camping.

Mr. Baker loved working with wood. He built houses, cabinets and wooden toys for his children and grandchildren.

His greatest love was his family.

Mr. Baker is survived by his wife, Mary Emma Baker of Rifle; by sons and daughters-in-law Scott and Rhonda Baker of Niotaze, Kan., and Boyce and Janice Baker of Grand Junction; by daughters and sons-in-law Bonita and Kyle Revelle of Craig, Mary McDougall of Grand Junction, Christine and Kurt Wheeler of Beaver Creek, Ohio, and Becky and Mike Homan of Rifle; and by 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Rifle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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