E.W. "Cub" Baker, 82, beloved husband and father, passed away peacefully in Arizona on Nov. 22, 2013, into the waiting arms of his wife of 63 years, Lois. She had been waiting for him to join her since January.
Cub was born in Busy on Jan. 16, 1931, to parents Carlo and Poppy Baker. He had three brothers, Enoch, Everette, and Ronald. He married the love of his life, Lois Backherms, on Nov. 21,1952, in Cincinnati, Ohio. They had one daughter, Pamela. Cub, Lois, and Pamela moved to Scottsdale, Ariz., in July 1966, in the middle of a dust storm. Cub retired as a farrier (horse shoer) in the mid 1990s.
He is survived by his daughter, Pamela Baker, of Phoenix, Ariz, brother Ronald Baker of Middletown, Ohio, and other family in Ohio, Kentucky, Arizona, and Florida. He had a great love of horses and anything western, and was a member of the Scottsdale Saddle Club for many years. He also participated in the Desert Caballeros Ride in Wickenburg, Ariz., for several years as a member of the Poor Boy Camp. Besides his family, he loved horses, traveling, his dog Gibson, and watching old westerns on TV.
A memorial service was held in Scottsdale on Dec. 7. The ashes of Lois and Cub will be interred in Hazard sometime in March 2014. A notice will be posted in the newspaper in March for a memorial reception at that time. Donations may be made in his name to
-Eckstein House at 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014.