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Owen J. Baker
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Birth: Mar. 9, 1927
McCurtain County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Aug. 20, 2003
El Paso County
Texas, USA

Owen was the son of Robinson Baker and Betty Crosby and was a full-blood Choctaw Native American.

The 1930 Census in Sulphur, OK, shows Owen with his parents and siblings: Robison Baker 44 Bettie Baker 43 Jimmie Baker 22 Dan Baker 20 Walter Baker 18 Eron Baker 14 Floyd Baker 12 Edith Baker 5 Owen Baker 3
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In 1940 Owen was with his siblings and widowed father in Sulphur, McCurtain Co, OK: Robinson J Baker 54 Daniel Baker 28 Aaron Baker 23 Floyd Baker 22 Edith I Baker 15 Owen Baker 13.

Owen joined the US Army on 19 Oct 1950 and served in Korea.

TX Death Index shows he died in El Paso County, TX.

McCurtain Daily Gazette - Idabel, Oklahoma- Thursday, October 24, 2003
Owen J. Baker went to join his Heavenly Father on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2003. Prior to residing in El Paso, Texas, for 48 years, he lived in Oklahoma. He was proud to be a full-blooded Choctaw Indian and to be from Oklahoma.

Mr. Baker was born in Battiest on March 9, 1927. He was the first in his family to graduate from high school, then he attended Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kan.

He served in the Armed Forces in the 1950s prior to moving to Anthony, N.M., to work for the Justice Department Bureau of Prisons at La Tuna, Texas. He was retired from the Justice Department and Government Employees Credit Union.

In 1955 he brought his bride, the former Agnes Ruth Bond from Bethel to Anthony, N.M., where they settled. Mr. Baker was active in the Lions Club and enjoyed visiting with people, playing dominoes and cards and teasing people. Mr. Baker's family, extended family and neighbors were important to him and he really enjoyed spending time with them. He was an avid game hunter and fisherman and enjoyed participating in these activities tremendously.

Mr. Baker had a very special place in his heart for his brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in by his parents, Robinson J. and Betty Crosby Baker; brothers, Anderson Winship, James Baker, Daniel Baker, Floyd J. Baker, Walter Baker, Benjamin Baker and Roy Baker; and sisters, Gladys Wade and Mary Ann Baker.

He is survived by his wife, Agnes Bond Baker; daughter, Elaine Baker Watts and her husband, Gary Watts; son, Michael Owen Baker; and daughter, Nowena J. Baker. He is also survived by his brother, Aaron J. Baker, Battiest; sister, Edith Gem, Long Beach, Calif.; many beloved nieces and nephews from throughout the country; two granddogs, Dylan and Melanie; and one grandcat, Iggy.

Visitation was held on Monday, Aug. 25, 2003, and funeral services were held on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2003, at St. Mark's United Methodist Church in El Paso, Texas.

Honorary pallbearers were Gary Watts, Michael Baker, Robert Baker, Cecil Ray Baker, Aaron Baker Jr., Larry Dean Bond, Artie Oliver and Matthew Oliver. Interment was at Fort Bliss National Cemetery, El Paso, Texas.

Rest in peace, Dad 
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  Agnes Ruth Bond Baker (1930 - 2010)*
  Michael Owen Baker (1962 - 2008)*
*Calculated relationship
Fort Bliss National Cemetery
El Paso
El Paso County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section: M ~ Site: 713
Maintained by: Sherlocks Cousin
Originally Created by: Our Ancestors Branches
Record added: Jan 21, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 103941116
Owen J. Baker
Added by: Charles Bowman
Owen J. Baker
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 Added: Jan. 1, 2017
From Idabel, Oklahoma
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