Melvin Edward Baker

Born: Wed., Nov. 4, 1925
Died: Sun., Feb. 15, 2015

Graveside Service

10:00 AM Fri., Feb. 20, 2015
Location: Olney Cemetery

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Melvin E. “Mel” Baker

November 4, 1925 – February 15, 2015


Melvin E. “Mel” Baker – a Pendleton resident passed away Sunday, February 15, 2015, at a local care facility.  He was 89 years old. 

Graveside Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM, Friday, February 20, 2015, at Olney Cemetery in Pendleton, Oregon.  Sign the online condolence book at  arrangements are with Burns Mortuary of Pendleton.  

Melvin was born November 4, 1925, to Collins and Orba (Galloway) Baker in Pendleton.  He had two brothers and two sisters.  He was raised and educated in Pendleton.  He enlisted into the U.S. Navy and served his country in the Central Pacific during WWII.  After four years in the Navy he was Honorably Discharged in 1947.  On December 10th, 1962 he married Betty J. Brown, they made their home in Pendleton.  He was employed for 30 years at the Eastern Oregon State Hospital where he was an Administrative Supervisor.  Melvin was a member of the VFW Let’er Buck Post #922.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Betty, at the home in Pendleton, step-sons Richard R. Brown and Stephen D. Brown, both of Pendleton, and step-daughter Sharlyn Briggs of Yakama, WA, ten step-grandchildren, fifteen step-great-grandchildren, two nieces, two nephews and many friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, both brothers and both sisters.


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eleventh hour warrior
   Posted Mon February 16, 2015
So sorry for your loss. You are in our hearts and prayers.

Vivian Larsen
   Posted Tue February 17, 2015
Please accept my condolences in the loss of Mel. I worked with Betty at the courthouse.

Barbarina Courtright Flohr
   Posted Fri February 20, 2015
I'm sorry to learn of Mel's death. Both of my parents worked with him when I was young. He always made me laugh. Mel and Betty are great people. He will be missed.

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