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Curtis Edwin Baker
In accordance with his wishes, no funeral services will be held for Curtis Edwin Baker.
Born in Long Beach to Curtis and Elizabeth Baker in 1924, Curtis died at his home March 25, 2011 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. He was 86.
During World War II, Ed served first with the Merchant Marines, then with the U.S. Navy. After leaving the service, Ed joined the Long Beach Fire Department in 1946, retiring as a captain 31 years later.
Ed and Myrle married in March of 1951 and recently celebrated their 60th anniversary.
Though they had no children, Long Beach neighbors Karen, Dan and Tami grew up with the love of a second set of parents.
They moved from Long Beach to Bishop July 1, 1977. Ed enjoyed exploring for crystals, hiking and fishing. He will be missed by all for his generous, giving nature, sense of humor and vast knowledge.
Ed was preceded in death by his parents; his aunt; brother, Richard Baker; and brother-in-law, Byrle Clark.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Myrle; sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Don Leake and their daughter, Valerie Perez and their family; sister-in-law, Marlene Baker and her family; and, of course, his beloved Dan Larsen, Tami and Eric Parsons and their children, Heidi and Grant; also Karen and Richard Woldan and their children, Jeffrey and Kristina.
Ed requested that remembrances in his name be made to ICARE.