Irene J. Baker

Jun 1, 2012 Staff

Irene J. Baker, 85, of Pavillion, died Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at the Gorman Funeral Home in Douglas. Interment will be in the Douglas Park Cemetery. Pastor Steve Vetter of the First Baptist Church of Lusk will officiate.

A reception will follow the services at the American Legion in Douglas.

There will be a viewing from noon until 1 p.m. preceding the service Saturday.

Irene Janette Stinson was born Dec. 20, 1926, in Douglas the daughter of John and Lillian Stinson. She grew up in Douglas.

She married William T. Baker on May 22, 1946, in Douglas.

The family lived in Douglas, Montana, Wyoming and North Dakota. After retiring in 1988, the couple made their home in Pavillion.

Mrs. Baker was involved in the agriculture industry as a farmer. Her family said she enjoyed her hobby farm where she raised sheep. They said she also enjoyed children and grandchildren, her garden, flowers, yard and animals, especially her sheep.

Survivors include her sons, Tom Baker and wife Sue of Casper, Kirk Baker and wife Donna of Casper and Kenny Baker of Pavillion; daughters Darlene Krause of Kinnear, Roxanne Binek and husband Harley of Dunn Center, N.D., and Sherri Klatt and husband Clint of Mandan, N.D.; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; brothers Bob Stinson, Richard Stinson and Raymond Stinson; sister Mary Luptak.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William on Dec. 15, 1992; a son, Steve; a son-in-law, Ronald "Babe" Krause; a sister, Ruth Bateman, and brothers Dave Harold, Grover, and Carl.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home ( of Riverton and services are under the direction of the Gorman Funeral Homes-Converse Chapel (

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