Nevada resident Carl Fredrick Baker died Tuesday, July 17, 2007, after a short illness in Anchorage with his family by his side. He was 71.
A memorial service to celebrate Carl's life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007, at the Baker Ranch Cookhouse in Baker, Nev. A luncheon will follow.
Mr. Baker was born March 31, 1936, to Fred and Betty Baker of Delta, Utah. He graduated from Delta High School in 1954. He married his wife of 51 years, Sheridan Tosolini McConnell, and together raised four children, Shawna (Amme), Kelly, Leasa (Hermansen) and Erin.
He worked most of his career as an engineer for the Nevada State Highway Department and made his home in Ely, Nev. Upon leaving the highway department, he moved to Baker in 1980 to help his father and brother run the Baker Ranch at Silver Creek.
"He was a beloved husband and friend, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. He passed away peacefully. Carl enjoyed being in the outdoors and loved to prospect and fish. He was fishing on the Kenai Peninsula just one week before he died," his family said.
Mr. Baker is preceded in death by his father.
He is survived by his wife; children, including son, Kelly "Guy" Baker of Clam Gulch; grandchildren, Cody and Kyle Hermansen, Timothy, Alex and Tyler Christensen and Kelly Schillings; brother, Dean Baker; mother; and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to The Providence House Fund, Providence Alaska Foundation, P.O. Box 196604, Anchorage, AK 99519-6604.
Arrangements were made by Anchorage Funeral Home.
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