Verl James (Jim) Baker |

Verl James (Jim) Baker

Verl James (Jim) Baker, 57, died after a long struggle with illness on October 16, 2015, in Glenwood Springs, CO.

He was born in Fort Collins, CO, on January 6, 1958, to Leo Verl and Neoma Lee Baker.

Jim graduated from Estes Park H.S. in 1976. He moved to Glenwood Springs in April of 1995 to become a Garfield County Sheriff’s Deputy and later became a Detective. He was also well-known for his volunteer work as a Burning Mountain Fire Dept Volunteer for 12 years where he worked up through the ranks to Lieutenant.

He was preceded in death by both parents and his sister Joyce.

He is survived by his wife, Adria Milton-Baker, two sisters, Kendra Wiese and Shawna Callison, nephews, brother-in-law and a very special brother and sister Mike and Laura Kearney and family, son-in-laws and family members.

A memorial service will be held in his honor at Glenwood Springs Baptist Church, 706 7th St., October 20 at 1:00pm.

A graveside service on October 24 at 11:00am at Estes Valley Memorial Gardens, 1670 Fish Hatchery Road, Estes Park, CO will be held to celebrate his life.

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