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06/14/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Blaine Baker

James Blaine Baker
(18 Nov 1926 - 10 June 2013)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
 We have another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter today.    Blaine Baker, passed away at home in Payson, Utah on Monday, June 10, 2013 at the age of 86.  He was the father of    Debbie Baker Johnson ('65) of VA,   Kathy Baker Brame ('68) of GA,   Johnny Baker ('70) of VA, Patti Baker Leadbetter of VA, Pamela Greenhalgh of CA, Jerry Baker of VA, Bart Greenhalgh of CO, and Douglas Greenhalgh of UT, and of the late    Jimmy Baker ('70) (d. @ Mar of 1967) and Melvin Baker, and father-in-law of    Ronnie Brame ('66) of GA.

From the Daily Press - 06/14/13:

                        James Blaine Baker
      PAYSON, UT - James Blaine Baker 86, returned to his heavenly Father while at home on June 10, 2013 after a long battle with lung cancer with his loving family by his side.

Born November 18,1926, he was preceded in death by his parents James M. Baker and Dona E. Blackett Baker, sisters Glena, Delpha, Linda, and brother, Bud, and 2 sons, James and Melvin Baker.

Blaine married Peggy Turnage and raised a family of seven children. Upon divorce he moved back to Utah in 1968 to live out the rest of his life. He met and married Donna Thompson and her four Children in 1971.

 He joined the US Navy at the age of 17 towards the end of WWII.

Blaine Baker

He worked in the ship building sheet metal trade until he came back to Utah for good. He retired from the sheet metal/air balance trades after 40 total years.

Blaine is survived by his wife of 34 years, Donna, sister, Deon and Carl Peay; brother, John and Dot; daughters, Debbie Johnson of Newport News, Virginia, Kathy and Ronald Brame of Atlanta, Georgia, Patti and Dan Leadbetter of Newport News, Virginia, Pamela Greenhalgh of Colinga, California; sons, John and Laura Baker of Hampton, Virginia, Jerry and Sharon Baker of Newport News, Virginia, Bart and Tina Greenhalgh of Olathe, Colorado, and Douglas Greenhalgh of Payson, Utah, 25 Grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and 7 great, great grandchildren.

The viewing will be Friday, June 14, 2013 at 4:00 pm for family, and from 6-8:00 pm. for friends at Walker Mortuary, 587 So.100 W. Payson, Utah, and Saturday, June 15, 2013 from 9:45 to 10:45 at Mountain View 7th Ward church, 681 E 500 N, Payson. Funeral services will follow the viewing at 11:00 am.

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Published in the Daily Press on June 14 2013.
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June 15, 2013

  Johnny, I'm very sorry to hear that you have lost your father. We lost our mother three years ago and we still grieve her loss. It will get easier but you can never forget your parents' love, it is with you always. God Bless to you and your family. With Love, Tom, Ed and Mary Henderson Lemon

~ Mary Henderson-Lemon, Gloucester, Virginia

CAPTION: "Mary's grandchildren - This is what we focus on in later years!"

  Our deepest sympathies are extended to the Baker and Greenhalgh families and their friends at this difficult time.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me

Words by Edward Hopper (1816-1888)
Music by John E. Gould (1822-1875)

 Jesus Savior, pilot me over life's tempestuous sea;
Unknown waves before me roll, hiding rock and treacherous shoal;
Chart and compass came from Thee; Jesus, Savior, pilot me.

As a mother stills her child, Thou canst hush the ocean wild;
Boisterous waves obey Thy will, when Thou say'st to them "Be still!"
Wondrous Sov'reign of the sea, Jesus, Savior, pilot me.

When at last I near the shore and the fearful breakers roar,
'Twixt me and the peaceful rest; then, while leaning on Thy breast,
May I hear Thee say to me, "Fear not, I will pilot thee."

"And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea.
Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm."

- Mark 4:39

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