Francis Dean Baker, 77, of Puyallup, WA passed peacefully on April 16, 2023. Born on February 9, 1946, and raised in Buckley, he was the 8th of 9 children and graduated from White River High School in 1964. He served in the United States Army Engineers in Vietnam from 1966-1968.
He is preceded in death by his parents Lester and Grace Baker, brothers Les and Gene Baker and stepson Curt Witte.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years Shirley Baker, his son Robert (Kimberly) Smith of Spokane; daughters Yvonne Landry (TX) and Christina Smith (NC); stepchildren Cheri Hagen and Tracy Witte; his brothers, David (Nancy), Jay (Candy), and sisters Donna Severson, Patsy Prukup, Eileen Smith, and Grace Anne Stansell; 11 grandchildren, 8 great- grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Monday, June 12th at 11:30 AM at the Tahoma National Cemetery, 18600 SE 240th St., Kent, WA 98042.
Reception to follow at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2:00PM. 1535 Washington Ave., Enumclaw, WA 98022.