OBITUARY: Fred Elvin Baker
Fred Elvin Baker, 75, was born in Pensacola, Florida and has recently been living in Deer Lodge, MT until his death on August 12, 2019 when he died in a one vehicle roll over. He was the son of Elvin M. Baker and Lucy Howe Baker and raised on a ranch near Drummond, MT. He was high school valedictorian and held degrees in psychology, auto mechanics, and auctioneering, but he felt his most valuable education came from “the school of hard knocks”. He served in the US Army after graduating from high school. He held more than 100 jobs in a dozen career fields ranging from professional rodeo to roughnecking in the oil fields to social work and underground mining. He enjoyed writing stories and has published books.
Fred is survived by his wife: Pamela Miller Baker, Hereford, AZ; two sisters: Donna (William) McLean, Philipsburg, MT and Harriet (Calvin) Mentzer, Drummond, MT; two beautiful daughters: Kim (Sean) Jackson, Deer Lodge, MT and Kari Beagley, Nampa, ID plus 13 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one niece, and three grandchildren.
When Fred could, he would often help people in need. He had a kind heart and will be missed by many.
There will be a private memorial service at a later