SHAWN L. BAKER(1963-2013)

Shawn L. Baker, 50, of Weed, Calif., was tragically taken from us on Wednesday, April 24, 2013.
Shawn was born April 4, 1963, in Albuquerque, N. M.
Shawn was a former resident of Anchor Point, Alaska and Camarillo, California. Shawn lived the last 14 years in Siskiyou County, California.
Shawn is survived by his wife of 26 years, Tammie Baker of Weed, Calif. and their four children, Hilary, Mariah, Weston, and Quinton; parents, Linda and George "Bud" Baker of Mansfield; brother, Tom Baker and his wife, Stephanie of Columbus, Ga.; brother, Robert Baker and his wife, Stephanie, of Wenatchee, Wash.; brother, Eric Baker of Tennant, Calif.; sister, Colleen Sparkman and her husband, Chris of Beverly, Mass.; father-in-law, James Romines and his wife, Sandra of Fort Mohave, Ariz.; mother-in-law, Clare Merriman and her husband, Tony of Camarillo, Calif.; and many more extended family members. Shawn was preceded in death by his son, Tristan Coy Baker.
Shawn served in the United States Navy, and it was there that he met and married the love of his life, Tammie. Shawn was a devoted and involved husband, father and friend. He enjoyed traveling, wood working, riding his quad, climbing, fishing, boating, water sports, helping others, and just being active. Shawn always had a smile and a friendly hello for anyone he passed and will be remembered for his sense of humor and always enjoying a good time with his friends. Shawn immensely enjoyed working with his Caltrans family for the past 12 years and he was on the job doing what he loved when we lost him. Shawn was very proud of his children and their accomplishments, and was a loving, caring man who will be missed greatly by all who knew him.
A memorial service will be held Friday, May 3, at 4 p.m., at the First Baptist Church in Mount Shasta, Calif. Mount Shasta Memorial Chapel assisted with the arrangements.

Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from May 1 to May 13, 2013