Kenneth Jay Baker
January 20, 1955 - November 9, 2021
Kenneth Jay Baker, of Grand Junction, Colorado, passed away November 9, 2021, at St Mary's Hospital; he was 66.
Ken was born on January 20, 1955, in Dugway Proving Grounds, Utah, from the union of Jay Frank and E. Wylene Baker. He spent his childhood in Greece, Denver, Albuquerque, New Jersey and Colorado. He attended high school at Wayne Township, NJ, and graduated from Colorado College in Colorado Springs with a BA in Business.
Ken was previously married to Theresa Ann Wilson and they later divorced in 1995. He was an entrepreneur and a Grand Junction resident for the last 30 years.
Ken was a remarkable human, both in his capacity to love and his insatiable appetite for learning. From the moment he could read, he was a collector of words, knowledge and big ideas. A lover of good conversation, he could talk until the sun came up and never tire. We will miss his incredible passion for life and his tender heart, which endeared him to each of us.
Ken leaves behind sons, Samuel Jay Baker, of Everett, WA, and Timothy Charles Baker, of Templeton, CA; daughter, Elizabeth Ann Baker, of Longmont, CO; mother, E. Wylene Baker, of Grand Junction, CO; sisters, Patricia Susan Rayl, of Grand Junction, CO, and Kathryn Kay Schorr, of Midland, TX, and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father.
Published by The Daily Sentinel on Nov. 14, 2021.