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Obituary: Willard Earl Baker


Willard Earl Baker (Bill) of Fairview -

<! > Beloved father and grandfather, born Nov. 6, 1920 in Murray to Thomas Kime Baker and Lillie Mae Berger Baker, returned to our Heavenly Father and to the arms of his wife Beverly Alice Sorensen Baker on March 5, 2001.

Married his beloved "Bev" March 13th of 1941 in Salt Lake. Veteran of World War II. Worked for Murray Smelter. Retired Jan. 1987 from CFI Trucking. Avid fisherman and hunter. Loved bowling, football, basketball and baseball. Enjoyed being with his family.

Preceded in death by his parents, wife, brothers Allen (Bud), Jim and Calvin and one sister, Irene.

Survived by his sister Mary Olsen, Salt Lake City; a brother Ray (Shirley) Baker, Salt Lake City; daughter Bonnie Ann (Dick Oswald) of Fair View; son Willard Boyd (Tammy) of Provo; eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, one great great-grandchild, many good friends of Fairview and a special friend Jake Howcroft. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew and love him.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 8, 2001, 11 a.m. at Redwood Memorial Estates, 6500 So. Redwood Road, where friends may call Wednesday, 6-8 and one hour prior to services on Thursday. Interment Redwood Memorial Estates.