Carl Edward Baker
Carl Edward Baker, 83, of Carbondale CO passed away peacefully on April 12, 2014. He was born on May 28, 1930 in Noel, MO to parents Ferdinand C. Baker and Madge (McCloud) Baker. Carl served as Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War earning a Bronze Star Medal, United Nations Medal and Presidential Unit Citation before being honorably discharged.
He attended Citrus Junior College in Azusa, CA receiving his Associates degree in Pre-Engineering. He subsequently joined Trico Corp. where he worked on various development projects in Hesperia, CA, Salton City, CA, Las Vegas, NV, Lake Havasu City, AZ and Aspen, CO while advancing to project manager and partner in the Civil Engineering firm. During his time in Aspen, CO he met Lillian Pawlowicz who he married on March 31, 1967 in Las Vegas, NV. Their son, Carl Jr., was born on Nov. 6, 1968 in Scottsdale AZ. During the late ’60s, his work at Trico brought him in contact with McCulloch Properties, Inc. where he worked as Director of Bridge Construction on the London Bridge reconstruction project in Lake Havasu City, AZ. His work with McCulloch continued with land projects in Aspen, CO and a coal mining operation in Whitesburg, KY. In 1974, the family settled back in Colorado where he owned Mr. C’s Liquor in Carbondale, CO and worked as an Account Executive with Boettcher & Company, Inc. Carl was a man of deep integrity who enjoyed investing in the stock market and sharing his knowledge with family and friends.
Carl is survived by his son, Carl E. Baker, Jr. of Fort Collins, CO.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ferdinand Charles Baker, of Monrovia, CA; mother, Madge McCloud Baker, of Monrovia, CA; former spouse, Lillian Pawlowicz Baker of Aspen, CO; and sister, Ruth Snyder of Napa, CA.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 23 at 1 p.m. at Fort Logan National Cemetery, 4400 W. Kenyon Avenue, Denver, CO. Memorial contributions may be made to Homecare and Hospice of the Valley or Pathways Hospice in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 650 W. Drake Rd., Ft. Collins, CO. Funeral arrangements by Allnutt Funeral Service.
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