PAYSON, UT - James Blaine Baker 86, returned to his heavenly Father while at home on June 10, 2013 after a long battle with lung cancer with his loving family by his side. Born November 18,1926 he was preceded in death by his parents James M. Baker and Dona E. Blackett Baker, Sisters Glena,Delpha,Linda and Brother Bud and 2 Sons James and Melvin Baker. Blaine married Peggy Turnage and raised a family of 7 children. Upon divorce he moved back to Utah in 1968 to live out the rest of his life. He met and married Donna Thompson and her 4 Children in 1971 He joined the US Navy at the age of 17 towards the end of WWII He worked in the ship building sheet metal trade until he came back to Utah for good. He retired from the sheet metal/air balance trades after 40 total years. Blaine is survived by his wife of 34 years Donna, sister Deon & Carl Peay, Brother John & Dot daughter's Debbie Johnson of Newport News Va, Kathy & Ronald Brame of Atlanta GA, Patti & Dan Leadbetter of Newport News Virginia, Pamela Greenhalgh of Colinga CA, sons John & Laura Baker of Hampton VA, Jerry & Sharon Baker of Newport News VA, Bart & Tina Greenhalgh of Olathe Co. and Douglas Greenhalgh of Payson Ut., 25 Grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and 7 great,great grandchildren. The viewing will be Friday June 14, 2013 4:00pm. For family and from 6-8:00pm. for friends at Walker Mortuary 587 So.100 W. Payson, Ut. & Saturday June 15, 2013 from 9:45 to 10:45 at Mountain View 7th ward church 681 E 500 N Payson. Funeral services will follow the viewing at 11:00am/
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Published in Daily Press on June 14, 2013