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Irene J. Baker

Irene J. Baker

Dec 20, 1926 - May 29, 2012
Irene J. Baker, 85 of Pavillion, died early Tuesday morning, May 29, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services are at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, at the Gorman Funeral Home in Douglas. Interment will be in the Douglas Park Cemetery. Pastor Steve Vetter of the 1st Baptist Church of Douglas will officiate.

A reception will follow the services at the American Legion in Douglas.

There will be a viewing from noon until 1 p.m. preceding the service on Saturday.

Irene Janette Stinson was born in Douglas on Monday, Dec. 20, 1926, the daughter of John and Lillian Stinson. She grew up in Douglas.

She married William T. Baker in Douglas on May 22, 1946.

The family lived in Douglas, Montana, Wyoming, and North Dakota. After retiring in 1988, the couple made their home at Pavillion.

Mrs. Baker was involved in the agriculture industry as a farmer. Her family said she enjoyed her hobby farm where she raised sheep. They said she was well known for being a hard worker who also enjoyed her garden, flowers, yard, and animals, especially her sheep. She was a loving mother and grandmother.

Survivors include her sons, Tom Baker and wife Sue of Casper; Kirk Baker and wife Donna of Casper, and Kenny Baker of Pavillion; daughters, Darlene Krause of Kinnear, Roxanne Binek and husband Harley of Dunn Center, N.D., and Sherri Klatt and husband Clint of Mandan, N.D.; 14 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren; brothers, Bob Stinson, Richard Stinson, and Raymond Stinson, and a sister, Mary Luptak.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William on Dec. 15, 1992; a son, Steve; a son-in-law, Ronald "Babe" Krause; a sister, Ruth Bateman, and brothers, Dave Harold, Grover, and Carl.

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Local arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton and services are under the direction of the Gorman Funeral Homes – Converse Chapel.