Fred Raymond Baker

April 15, 1942-Feb. 13, 2002

HERMISTON — Fred Raymond Baker died Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Hermisotn at the age of 59.

Fed was born April 15, 1942, to Jesse Raymond and Thelma (Burns) Baker in Payette, Idaho. The family moved to Athena while he was a baby. He grew up in this area. He attended high school as a teenager in Hermiston and graduated from Weston-McEwen High School in Athena in 1960.

He moved from the Athena area to Hermiston in 1964. On March 22, 1986, he married Marian (Stanley) Rhinehart in Hermiston. He worked for Hansell Brothers Farm from 1964 to 1990. He then custom-bailed hay for Lawrence and Eddie Pedro for a couple of years before managing the Village Park mobile home park for the past six years.

Fred was a member of the Eagles Lodge. He loved watching football, fishing and bowling.

He is survived by his wife, Marian of Hermiston; children, Jessica Baker of Hermiston, Jesse Rhinehart of Prairie City, Crystal Rhinehart of Pendleton, Amber Horn of Hermiston, Forest Rhinehart III of Pendleton and Bernie Falconer of Hermiston; brothers, Forrest Baker of Quartzsite, Ariz., and Farrin Baker of Bogue Chitto, Miss.; sisters, Florence Hodgson of Athena, Fern Irving of Athena, Freda Koch of Pendleton, Faye Case of Athena and Fleta Schnebly of Seattle, Wash.; and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Thelma Baker, and sister, Francis.

Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 18, at the Burns Mortuary Chapel in Hermiston. Burial followed at the Hermiston Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the State of Oregon Chiefs of Police Memorial Fund. Burns Mortuary of Hermiston was in charge of the arrangements.

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