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Warren Ernest Baxter
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Birth: Jul. 24, 1935
Medford
Jackson County
Oregon, USA
Death: Jun. 22, 2008
Sandpoint
Bonner County
Idaho, USA

Obituary:
Warren Ernest Baxter
June 22, 2008

A celebration of life with military honors for Warren Ernest Baxter will be held Saturday, July 26, 2008, at 2:30 p.m. at Lakeview Cemetery. An open house at the Sutton residence will follow the ceremony.
Directions will be given at service.

Warren passed away at home on June 22, 2008, at the age of 72, surrounded by his loving family after battling kidney cancer for two years.

He was cared for by his family, Bonner County General Hospital physicians Dr. Meulenberg, Dr. Leavitt, and Dr. Holman.

In his last days he was surrounded by his family and attended to by Bonner County Hospice. He will truly be missed by all of those whose lives he touched.

Baxter was born July 24, 1935, in Medford, Oregon, to Katherine and Ernest Baxter.

He graduated in June 1953 from Sir Francis Drake High School in Marin County, Calif. On July 14, 1953, he joined the United States Navy where he served during the Korean War. Stationed in Guam, Baxter served as an airman photographer for a year and was given an honorable discharge on July 23, 1956, from Fasron Eight, NAS, Alameda, California.

He met his wife, Diane, on a blind date in 1956 at Sweet's Ballroom in Oakland, Calif. His buddy set up the date, telling Baxter, "She was as wide as she was tall."
When Baxter saw her he said he was pleasantly surprised. She was nothing like his friend said. They fell in love and eloped Dec. 19, 1956, in San Rafael, California. They both had a great love for children, which led to a family of seven strong.

Warren and Diane were foster parents for 35 years and day care providers for four years. They also owned and operated several family businesses.

Baxter was a private pilot and had a great love of airplanes. He enjoyed joking with people and having his funny hats and T-shirts for people to laugh at. He loved the outdoors, fishing, boating, and bonfires with Sangria. He loved spending time with his family playing board games, bowling, watching old movies and listening to country music.

He retired Oct. 4, 1997, from Circuit City in California, moved to Sandpoint, followed by his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife Diane of almost 52 years and their 7 children, 12 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren, and numerous other relatives.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Katherine, and his brother, Clay.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Ernest Lewis Baxter (1904 - 1964)
  Katherine Emma Dillon Baxter (1909 - 1982)
 
 Sibling:
  Warren Ernest Baxter (1935 - 2008)
  Clay Baxter (1940 - 2000)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Specifically: Ashes remain with spouse Diane Katharine (Oschegger) Baxter
 
Created by: Deborah (Baxter) Fink
Record added: May 31, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53077407
Warren Ernest Baxter
Added by: Deborah (Baxter) Fink
 
Warren Ernest Baxter
Added by: Deborah (Baxter) Fink
 
 
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