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Col Jack Byron Baker
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Birth: Jun. 1, 1910
Roseburg
Douglas County
Oregon, USA
Death: Mar. 28, 1998
Lakewood (King County)
King County
Washington, USA

Jack Byron Baker died March 24, 1998 in Tacoma. He was 87. Born June 1, 1910, in Roseburg, Oregon, he married Mary Elizabeth Wilhelm on Dec 31, 1938 in Portland, Oregon. After graduation from high school he worked for U.S. National Bank. In 1931 he joined the Army Reserve (17th Cavalry), went on active duty in 1941, landed in Normandy on June 9th, 1944 as XX Corps Quartermaster (3rd Army). By VE day he was in Austria. After the war, he was stationed in Hawaii and Alaska, attended the Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania and served on the General Staff in Washington D.C. He retired in 1961. After his retirement, he served as Disaster Chairman for the Tucson Chapter of the American Red Cross. He also coached the Woman's Rifle team and assisted in coaching the ROTC large and small bore rifle teams at the University of Arizona.He was preceded in death by his son Braxton. He is survived by his wife of 60 years Beth, his son, and two granddaughters. 
 
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 Parents:
  Lavern Leroy Baker (1874 - 1963)
  Louise Lydia Slotboom Baker (1880 - 1942)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Elizabeth Wilhelm Baker (1913 - 2003)
 
 Children:
  Alfred Braxton Baker (1943 - 1966)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Ashes scattered in Henry Creek between Henry Creek Loop Road and the Water Works. Henry Creek ran behind the Baker's home in Rhododendron on Little Brook Lane.
 
Created by: A. Newman
Record added: Jul 29, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15078375
Col Jack Byron Baker
Added by: D Baker
 
 
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