|Birth: ||Jan. 5, 1932|
|Death: ||Feb. 1, 2004|
Charles DeWitt Baker I (1932-2004) was a biomedical engineer at the University of Utah Research Institute. (b. January 5, 1932; Dayton, Ohio, USA - d. Sunday, February 1, 2004; Sandy, Salt Lake County, Utah, 84070, USA) Social Security Number 562348375.
He was the eldest son of Lillian and Donald James Baker, Sr.
January 5, 1932 in Dayton, Ohio.
Charles had three siblings: Donald James Baker, Jr. (1937), Irene and Mary Baker (1942).
He attended schools in Long Beach, California and Boston, Massachusetts.
He married June Thordis Tandberg (1934-2011) on June 25, 1954 in Long Beach, California. June has a sister: Adelma Marie Tandberg (1928- ) in Florida. Both were children of Sigrid and Ralph Christian Andreas Tandberg.
They had four children.
The family moved to Utah in 1971 from California where Charles was worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He worked as a Biomedical Engineer for the Utah Biomedical Test Laboratory, University of Utah Research Park. He went on to help start and later become President of Technical Research Associates, a biomedical research company.
Issued on May 16, 1978: Noninvasive, continuous intraocular pressure monitor. Patent number: 4089329. Abstract: A noninvasive, continuous monitoring device for measuring intraocular pressure without interference with vision or normal activity of the patient. A miniature, planar-faced pressure transducer is fixed in a protruding section of a compliant hydrogel ring which has been tooled to conform to the spherical surface of the sclera. The hydrogel ring is placed noninvasively under the eyelids within the conjunctival cul-de-sac, the transducer being located in the lower temperal quadrant. Applanation of the sclera against the planar surface of the transducer results as a consequence of pressure from the separated tissues. Intraocular pressure readings are based on the variations in resistance in the strain gage elements of the transducer caused by the applied stress to the transducer diaphragm. Data is transmitted through connecting wires to a telemetry unit which transmits the data to a receiver-transcriber console. Assignee: University of Utah Research Institute.
He died on Sunday, February 1, 2004 of complications due to heart surgery. He was 72 years old.
Deseret News; Salt Lake City, Utah on February 04, 2004: "Charles D. Baker, age 72 passed away on Sunday, February 1, 2004 of complications due to heart surgery. The eldest son of Donald and Lillian Baker, Charles was born on January 5, 1932 in Dayton Ohio. He attended schools in Long Beach, California and Boston, Massachusetts. He married June Thordis Tandberg on June 25, 1954 in Long Beach California. Converts to the LDS church they were sealed for time and eternity in the Salt Lake Temple. They would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this year. Survived by his wife and children; Charles D. Baker Jr. (Paula), Robert J. Baker (Stephanae), Thomas E. Baker (Julie), and Michael A. Baker; and his grandchildren who adored him and cherish many memories of their grandpa; Andrea, Charles Vincent, Hailey, Jeffrey, Lauren, Charles Preston, Winter and Rory. The family moved here in 1971 from California where Charles was involved with the Space Program at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He worked as a Biomedical Engineer for the Utah Biomedical Test Laboratory, University of Utah Research Park. He went on to help start and later become President of Technical Research Associates, a biomedical research company. He enjoyed studying about many subjects. He was always there for anyone who needed help. He'll be missed by many who enjoyed his bright mind and wit. His sense of humor spread cheer to all. He served in many different callings and was a great teacher. Charles had a great love of cars, including building, racing and participating in car shows. Rebuilding and working on houses with John and others was very fulfilling to him. Dad we will miss your frequent visits, wisdom and feel blessed to have had you in our lives. Funeral services will be held in the Crescent South Stake Center, 275 East 10600 South on Saturday, February 7th. There will be a viewing at 1:00 p.m. followed by funeral services at 2:00 p.m. Interment, Larkin Sunset Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Pingree School for Children with Autism. c/o Valley Foundation, 195 West 7200 South Midvale, Utah 84047."
June Tandberg Baker said on May 12, 2006: "He was having angioplasty at the hospital when he died of complications. The pharmacy had called 4 days after he died and told me to make sure he was still taking his Detrol, and to make sure he didn't stop taking it abruptly. The hospital had stopped giving it to him and he had a heart attack."
Researched and written by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) for Findagrave starting on May 9, 2006.
June Thordis Tandberg Baker (1933 - 2011)*
Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery
Salt Lake County
Created by: Richard Arthur Norton (1...
Record added: May 09, 2006
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