October 8, 1977 - August 2, 2021
In Loving Memory of Edwin Charles Baker, ‘Bo’
Edwin Charles Baker, ‘Bo’, went to be with hi Mother, Esther, in Heaven on August 2, 2021.
Born to Arnold and late Esther Baker, October 8, 1977 in Lakeview OR, he was 43 years old.
He is survived by wife Cassie D Baker, Son Taylor D Baker, Daughter Shianne M Baker-Shishani, Dad Arnold Baker, Sister Fawn Marie Baker and two sons, John Colin Baker-Wood, Arnold Matthew Baker-Wood, In-Laws Chuck and Beckie Harless and their immediate family.
Edwin grew up in Beatty, attended Bly Elementary and graduated from Bonanza High School in 1995. He was working by age of 10 for Teh Flinn’s in Beatty. He loved hunting with his dad and good friend Toe Smith. He also loved deer and elk camp, especially after he got his big elk tent. A favorite place to hunt and fish was Sycan Ford.
His best buddy, Brad Donahoe ‘Kia’, and neighborhood kids, would hook sleds and snowboards behind trucks, and go down highway 140. They spent summers hunting, fishing, and playing basketball with local Indian kids. Bo worked for his dad in construction and roofing by age 16. High school years Bo participated in football, baseball and wrestling. He was in All-Stars for baseball in Beat little League. Also it was a big deal to be on the ALL Indian Softball Team and play in tournaments out of state. He played on his dad’s men’s softball team as well, and Co-ed Teams.
Bo and Cassie met in HS, married in 1999. Enjoyed a balanced family life with a son and daughter, Taylor and Shianne. They lived in the city for over 10 years, and finally purchased 2 acres in the country. With teens, they kept busy with Football, Wrestling, Cheerleading, and Pig 4-H. They enjoyed relaxing family time camping, fishing or hunting on weekends as well.
Bo worked at Cascade Honda right out of HS, and an Oil Technician, and helped build the Oil Pit. Then a Dispatcher in the parts department. The last 15 years he worked at Munnell & Sherrill Industries. Now BDI/Bearing Distributor Inc. He was an asset to the company as inside and outside Sales Rep from Redding CA to Central Oregon. Plus he did large Industrial Belt jobs. Many felt BDI was very lucky to have Bo as an employee.
Bo had several boats, and enjoyed them all. He fished on the Rogue & Williamson River, but caught his biggest steelhead on the Chetco River. Bo desired to go ocean fishing, and finally purchase a big enough boat to do so. He enjoyed pod casts of fishing and hunting, loved watching ‘Meat Eaters’. Also enjoyed country music, Hip Hop & Post Malone. Acted silly with his kids on family nights, and looked forward to meeting his first granddaughter Amelia.
One hobby of his was BBQ’ing and smoking on the grill, whom he learned a lot from good friend and old Boss, Bill Verling. At most family gatherings he pleased the guests with either his perfect Ribs, Tri-Tip, Pork, chicken or Indian Tacos. He dreamed of going to Alaska fishing and hunting, and owning his own food truck of is specialty recipe or Indian Tacos.
He had an Encyclopedia of knowledge on so many subjects. Many picked his brain for his knowledge or advice. He had a gentle spirit and kind heart. Enjoyed and respected people, and his enthusiasm for learning new things and his big smile and laugh when amused by something, will greatly be missed. He emotionally missed his mother since her passing. Family feels he is at great peace in her arms now.
These are memories that will be GREATLY missed, and Edwin, ‘BO’ will forever be in our hearts.
Family is respectfully ‘ Grateful’ and ‘Thankful’ for the excellent care Bo received from staff of ICU at Sky Lakes Medical Center of Klamath Falls, and Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland. Plus the wonderful compassionate care Omega Funeral and Cremation Services gave us through our difficult time. Plus the many prayers, financial support, dinners provided, food donations and time family and friends gave so willingly, for the Memorial and through this journey. Family felt truly blessed with so much heartfelt ongoing support.