BLAINE HARLOW BAKER JUNE 15, 1983 JULY 4, 2013 Blaine went home on July 4, 2013. Born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Blaine is survived by parents Frank E. Baker and Deborah Harlow, sister Rachel Baker and niece Ada Zoe Zgela, all of the family home in Glorieta, New Mexico; brother Brent Baker (wife Teagan Blackburn) and nieces Felix, Teah, and Tria of Pearl River, NY; grandmother Hilda Harlow; uncles Bob Baker and Tim Harlow, as well as numerous cousins and many friends. Blaine enjoyed a typical Santa Fe childhood, running across Frenchy's Field to play in the Santa Fe River, going to the mountains with his dad to fish and cut firewood, and attending Fiestas. Gifted with a beautiful singing voice, he sang with the Santa Fe Opera Children's Chorus and the Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra Chorus as a boy. Blaine attended Santa Fe High School and the United Church of Santa Fe. Blaine moved to Brooklyn, NY in 2007, and enjoyed the culture there. He went on an extended backpacking trip through the British Isles, Europe, and North Africa, working along the way and making friends out of strangers. He told fantastic stories of his travels, most of which were true! He worked as a lighting technician and electrician for trade shows in New York City. In 2012, he enrolled in the State University of New York at Cobleskill, where he was pursuing a degree in agriculture. He aspired to go into dairy farming. Blaine had a passion for authentic music and progressive politics. He was a great cook. He had a big laugh and was quick to use it. He felt strongly about equality and social justice and stood up unflinchingly to any injustice. He loved his family, his heritage, and his home state of New Mexico. Blainey, rest in the arms of our ancestors until we meet on the other side. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, July 12, at 2:00 PM at the Rivera Family Funeral Home chapel in Santa Fe, with burial of ashes to follow. All Blaine's friends are welcome. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions in Blaine's memory to Warehouse 21 (www.warehouse21.org) or Youth Shelter in Santa Fe (www.youthshelters.org). Rivera Family Funerals and Cremations 417 East Rodeo Rd. Santa Fe, NM 87505 Phone: (505) 989-7032 Fax: (505) 820-0435 santafefuneraloption.com
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Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Jan. 1, 1900