Valley County, IDGenWeb Project

Jimmy Ray Baker

A gathering of family and friends will occur on Aug. 11, 2012, at The Huntington Oregon City Park at 1 p.m. Pacific Time. All friends and family are welcome and lunch will be served.

Jimmy Ray Baker was born in Boise on April 30, 1937 to Ora Ray Baker and Alice Pauline Crosby-Baker.

Jimmy graduated from Huntington High School. He went to work for the railroad and worked on local ranches too. He married Bonnie Lou Paul and they moved to Bates, Ore., where he worked in logging and was the local butcher.

He spent most of his life logging in the Northwest. He was a talented fiddle player and won numerous northwest contests. He loved to fish and hunt and one of his favorite things to do was cut up wild game for friends while enjoying music and parties!

He was preceded in death by his parents Ora and Alice and brother Wayne Baker.

He is survived by his sister, Mary Lou Wright of Boise; his brothers, Eddy Baker of Council and Joe Baker of Weiser; his daughters Celeste Isaac and Renee’ Buermann; a son Adam Baker of Sierra Valley, Calif.; his grandchildren, Raymond Paul Wicks, Ryan Wayne Wicks and Regina Elene Dunbar; and three great-grandchildren Liberty Anne Wicks, Jake Ryan Wicks and Wade Paul Dunbar

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