Richard "Dick" Baker

Oct 24, 1915 - May 30, 2009
Richard “Dick” Andrew Baker died at his home in Dubois on Saturday, May 30, 2009. He was 93 years old. Cremation has taken place.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 7, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Dubois.

Richard Baker was born Oct. 24, 1915 in St. Joseph, Mo. to Cora Lee (Fisher) and John Winfield Baker.

He attended school in St. Joseph, Mo., and was a member of ROTC while in high school.

On April 27, 1936, he married Ina Lorene Frogge in Wathena, Kan.

He worked on the railroad, starting as a call boy, worked in the mail car, then worked on up to brakeman, and conductor. Mr. Baker moved to Dubois in 1978 and began driving school bus shortly thereafter, a job which he continued for several years.

He was a member of the Moose Lodge.

As a musician, Mr. Baker played the organ, piano, saxophone and clarinet. His family said he enjoyed playing at senior centers and often played at the Wind River Ranch while people ate dinner.

His family said he enjoyed golf and played for many years. He also fished, hunted, and was a rock hound.

Mr. and Mrs. Baker enjoyed traveling, going to Hawaii and the South Pacific.

Survivors include sons, Robert Lee Baker of Dubois and Ronald Ralf Baker of Wellton, Ariz.; five grandchildren, Monte Lee Baker, Janean Hawk, and Stone Baker, all of Dubois, Bonnie Clinton of Loveland, Colo., and Danyel Linn of Milliken, Colo., and sister, Mary Carol Baker.

He was preceded in death by his wife Ina Baker; a brother, John Robert Baker; sister, Milred Ethel Baker; his parents, John Winfield Baker and Cora Lee Fisher Baker; grandparents, Jolla Rowan Baker and Martha Tipton Baker, Andrew Fisher and Cora Lee Head Fisher.

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Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.