Jim Baker Obituary– Death, Cause of death –Jim Baker, an-82-year-old loving father and husband passed away on Thursday, August 12, 2021 at a local care facility of natural causes. His passing away was publicly announced that he died leaving family members and friends saddened and in great fear.
Cause of Jim Baker’s death…
Jim Baker, an-82-year-old loving father and husband passed away on Thursday, August 12, 2021 at a local care facility of natural causes. His passing away was publicly announced that he died leaving family members and friends saddened and in great fear.
We pray that God grants those who are affected by this death the fortitude to carry on. Losing a beloved one is one of the most difficult feelings on earth. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family members and friends.
Marital Life Before Death…
Kenneth James “Jim” Baker, 82, was born February 14, 1939, in Buhl, Idaho to Carroll F. and Wanda Whitaker Baker. He was the youngest of 5 children and grew up in the Middleton area. He graduated from Middleton High School in 1957.
He married his high-school sweetheart, Karen Kynaston on May 9, 1958, in the Salt Lake City Utah LDS Temple. Jim and Karen raised their 5 children in Caldwell, Idaho. After Karen’s passing in 2010, he married Carolyn McIntyre on March 19, 2011 in the Boise Idaho LDS temple.
Jim is survived by his second wife Carolyn; his children and their spouses, Sharee (Greg) Binkley, James (Ann) Baker, Dwain Baker, Daren Baker; his sister Ruby O’Keeffe; 16 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. Jim was preceded in death by his first wife, Karen Kynaston, son Sidney Baker, his parents, Carroll F and Wanda, and brothers Wayne, Arnold and Bill.
Career Experience Before Death…
Jim was a hard worker and often held down 2 jobs at the same time. While still in high school, he began working at Simplots for 10 years. He took a welding course at BSU and worked 17 years for Feed Service as a welder. Later, he worked for West Valley Medical Center for 12 years in Laundry.
He worked alongside his father drilling and delivered newspapers for 25 years. He was a self-trained auto mechanic, who not only maintained the family’s cars, but repaired cars for many others as a service. He loved helping others in any way he could.
Jim loved taking his family to church, family reunions, vacation, camping fishing, hunting and Jeep rides. They worked together helping others in the family garden, doing chores, and they always made time for homemade ice cream and root beer for special occasions.
At age 16, Jim joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and served faithfully all his life, including 3 Stake missions with Karen, and 1 mission with Carolyn in Lansing, Michigan. He also served in the Boise and Meridian Temples for 18 years.