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Charles DeWitt Baker, I
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Birth: Jan. 5, 1932
Death: Feb. 1, 2004

Charles DeWitt Baker I (1932-2004) was a scientist. (b. January 05, 1932, Dayton, Ohio, USA - d. Sunday, February 01, 2004, Sandy, Salt Lake County, Utah, 84070, USA) Social Security Number 562348375.

Birth:
He was the eldest son of Lillian and Donald James Baker, Sr.

Siblings:
Charles had three siblings: Donald James Baker, Jr. (1937), Irene and Mary Baker (1942).

Education:
He attended schools in Long Beach, California and Boston, Massachusetts.

Marriage:
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.

Children:
Charles DeWitt Baker II (1953- ) who married Paula; Robert J. Baker who married Stephanae; Thomas E. Baker who married Julie; and Michael A. Baker (1962- ).

Utah:
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.

Death:
He died on Sunday, February 1, 2004 of complications due to heart surgery. He was 72 years old.

Obituary:
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.

Research:
Researched and written by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) for Findagrave starting on May 9, 2006.


 
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 Spouse:
  June Thordis Tandberg Baker (1933 - 2011)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery
Sandy
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
 
Created by: Richard Arthur Norton (1...
Record added: May 09, 2006
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Charles DeWitt Baker, I
Added by: Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )
 
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- Ryan Curtis
 Added: May. 5, 2011
Rest in Peace.
- Mary
 Added: Mar. 20, 2008
 
 
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