WOODSTOCK – Walter Pearl Baker, 90, died May 4, 2009, at the Veterans Hospital in White River Junction.
Mr. Baker was born April 17, 1919, in Bridgewater, the son of Floyd E. and Emily Merton (Paull) Baker.
Mr. Baker was educated in Bridgewater. He married Rena E.N. Andrews in 1938. He joined the U.S. Navy in September of 1943 and served until January of 1946. In 1951 he married Doris Archer. Mr. Baker lived and worked most of his life in the greater Bridgewater area. He worked for the Woolen Mill, as a truck driver, and in the logging business. For many years he owned and operated the Baker Rubbish Company and worked 17 years for Perina Construction. On Nov. 4, 1995, he married Catherine E. Potwin.
Mr. Baker loved to hunt, fish, camp, play cards, dance, watch baseball, especially the Red Sox, and spend time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Catherine Baker of Woodstock; three daughters, Rachel Archer of Bridgewater, Jean Johnson and Janet Webb, both of Barnard; one son, Walter Baker Jr., of Colorado Springs, Colo.; one stepson, Marshall James Fowler of Marlboro, N.H., and Goochland, Va.; 22 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Richard Baker of Anson, Maine, and Donald Baker of Canaan, Maine. He was predeceased by a daughter, Beverly Floyd; a brother, Elbridge Baker; and two sisters, Jenny Beauregard and Carrie Gould.
Visiting hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at The Cabot Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday May 9, 2009, at the Barnard Town Hall. Burial will follow in the Baker Hill Cemetery in Bridgewater.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society or the
Arrangements are under the direction of the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock.
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