Fri, April 16

William H. Baker 1936 - 2008

William Hosea Baker

William Hosea Baker

William Hosea Baker, 72, of Camp Verde, died Oct. 31, 2008. He was born April 17, 1936, in Orange, Calif., to the late Frank and Flossie Mae (Wolford) Baker.

William served our country as a sergeant in the U.S. Army. He was an avid outdoorsman and especially enjoyed fishing.

William is survived by his wife, Joan P. Baker; his sons, William Baker (Tricia) of Flagstaff, Allan Baker of Duncan, and Steve Hicks (Lori) of Camp Verde; his daughters, Jennifer Rossi (Jeff) of Cataldo, Idaho, Susie McDonald (Dennis) of Camp Verde, and Jean Hicks of Inman, Kan.; his brother, Gary Baker and his sister, Nancy Hastings; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Graveside funeral services with military honors will be 11 a.m. today, Nov. 5, at the Middle Verde Cemetery, Camp Verde. A memorial celebration of William's life will also be 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at Grace Fellowship Church 520 N. Switzer Canyon Drive, Flagstaff. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to Bread of Life Mission, 1575 S. Sullivan Road, Camp Verde AZ 86322 or Club 412 Youth Center, 520 N. Switzer Canyon Dr., Flagstaff AZ 86001.

Bueler Funeral Home assisted the family.

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