Fred O. Baker, 88 Of Hayden Idaho passed away January 27th, 2011 in Coeur D Alene ID. He was born March 6th, 1922 in Spokane, WA. to Brooks and Alice (Olsen) Baker. Fred was a decorated veteran that served in the Army in WW11. He attended WSU on an athletic scholarship. He was a Phys Ed major and played Quarterback. Fred retired from automotive business in the early 80s. He was an avid golfer, bridge player and bowler.
Fred is survived by sons and daughter- in-law, Fred and Sher Baker of Boise, ID. and Ray Flaherty of Hayden Lake, ID. daughters, Bobbie Small of Spokane, Mary Gust of Sausalito, CA. brothers, Robert Baker of Salem, OR. Dick Small of Newman Lake, WA. Bob Small of New Jersey. Also survived by 12 grandchildren and 18 great- grandchildren.
Fred is preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Rita Baker in 1993 and second wife, Jacqueline "Jackie" Flaherty Baker in 2007, sisters, Barbara, Helen, Fern, Dorothy and brother, Charles.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be sent to St. Pius catholic Church, 625 E. Haycraft, Coeur D Alene, ID. 83815. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, February 2nd. at 2:30 pm at St. Pius with a reception to follow at Avondale Golf Course. Please visit Fred's on-line memorial at belltowerfuneralhome.com