|Birth: ||Sep. 4, 1930|
Los Angeles County
|Death: ||Jun. 8, 2004|
Francis Condie Baxter, born September 4, 1930 in Los Angeles, California passed away on June 8 after a long battle with cancer. After enlisting in the Army in 1947 at the age of 17, he served 22 years as an infantryman and professional Non-Commissioned Officer to include two years of combat operations during the Korean War and two combat tours in the Republic of Vietnam. He also served with the Mountain Search and Rescue Team as well as the 5th Army NCO Academy at Fort Carson in between overseas tours. His military awards include the Combat Infantrymans Badge (with star), two Purple Hearts, and two Bronze Stars. Following his retirement from the military service, he worked for the D&RGW Railroad as a brakeman/conductor until his retirement in 1992. Frank had a special affinity for the landscapes and history of Colorado and especially Pueblo where he occasionally gave historical lectures to the Pueblo Historical Society and other organizations. He was an outstanding cook and an avid antique glass and bottle collector and has been recognized locally and nationally for his contributions to the hobby.
He was survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Kaye Baxter; sister Lydia M. Baxter; son Alan (Michelle) Baxter; adopted children Joerg Baxter, Ingrid Kemper, and DeVon (Nathan Millet) Baxter; and stepchildren Dennis (Janice) Greenwood, Debra (Jeff) Einfeldt, Duane (Cynde) Greenwood, DeAnn (Mike) Fipps, Darrin (Bernadette) Greenwood; 27 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents Dr. Frank C. Baxter and Lydia S. Baxter of San Marino, California. Memorial services were held Saturday, June 12, 2004 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1411 Fortino Blvd., Pueblo at 10am. The family would like to thank the Fuente de Vida Hospice where donations may be made.
Edited from an obituary published in the Pueblo (Colorado) Chieftain on Thursday, June 10, 2004.
Frank Condie Baxter (1896 - 1982)
Lydia Ffoulke Spencer Morris Baxter (1900 - 1987)
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Ashes scattered by Greenhorn Creek at the intersection of Hwy. 165 and Hwy. 181 below Greenhorn Meadows Park in Colorado City, CO on the way to Rye, CO.
Created by: Karl Greenwood
Record added: Apr 08, 2012
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