MORGAN a�" Walter Ingalls Baker, 91, passed away quietly in his sleep on Monday, October 21, 2013 from natural causes.
He was born October 29, 1921 in Still River, Harvard County Massachusetts, the son of Russell Livingston Baker and Marguerite Sarah Ingalls. Walter graduated from high school in Arlington, Virginia.
Walter was married to Patricia Mae Tracy on May 14, 1943 in Ogden, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized July 15, 1963 in the Salt Lake Temple.
Walter served in the Army during WWII and retired as a civilian accountant for Hill Air Force Base in 1977 with over 30 years of service. As the son of a career military officer, Walter lived in various places throughout the U.S. and also spent time in Panama as a young man. His father's military service ultimately brought him to Ogden where he and Mae raised their family their family of four daughters and one son until moving into their dream home in Mountain Green in 1967. Walter was a member of the LDS Church and served faithfully throughout his life in many different callings.
Walt was a rabid Red Sox fan and will undoubtedly continue rooting for them on the other side. He loved his dogs (and there were many). Upon retirement, Walt discovered and developed his talent for watercolor painting, leaving a legacy of love through his art.
His contagious smile and wacky sense of humor will be remembered by all who knew him.
Walter is survived by his wife, Mae; daughters Marguerite (Stephen) Call, Rebecca Crompton, Melissa Neurer, Amy (Mike) Smith; son, Brad (Topaz) Baker, 23 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, siblings and two granddaughters.
We love you grandpa. See you in the spring.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at the Highlands Ward Chapel, 5378 W. Old Highway Road, Morgan, Utah. Family will greet friends from 11:30 to 12:45.