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Sherman "Bob" Baker

Sherman “Bob” Baker passed away at his home of natural causes on June 24, 2022.  A long-time Grand County resident, Bob was a recognized auto mechanic with excellent troubleshooting skills and worked on vehicles up to the time of passing.

Bob was born in Pound, Virginia on Dec 10, 1936 and decided to leave for Colorado with a childhood friend as a young adult.  It was in Granby where he landed odd jobs until he was employed by Granby Lumber Mill.  He met Joann Stithem from Tabernash and soon they married and moved to Dillion for a short time, then to Kremmling.  Here, he was employed by Jameson Chevrolet for 37 years from shop mechanic to shop foreman to service manager until the business closed down all while raising four children who attended West Grand School District from kindergarten to graduates. While working at his Jameson position, he continuously kept busy, and in the 70s he was an evening Kremmling Municipal Judge and later was a Reserve Police Officer for a short time, but very proud to be a part of law enforcement and always talked about it.  Years later, he was employed at AMAX Henderson Mill as a supervisor.  In 1996, Bob and Joann moved back to Granby where he became a Fleet Manager at Winter Park Resort until he retired.  He was his wife’s caretaker for the next 12 years as he loved her deeply.

Bob was best known for his sense of humor and his ability to repair and maintain vehicles with technical aptitude.  He was a craftsman and master mechanic in all areas of the automotive field.  He was a humble man, but lived a happy life thanks to having a wonderful wife and family who loved him dearly.

He is survived by his four children and spouses, (Jon) and Sharon Baker, Joe and (Terri) Lane, Corey and (Peggy) Bryan, and (Jerry) and Beth Baker, six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. 

No memorial service or funeral is planned. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to Colorado Cancer Coalition


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Guestbook

To the family of Bob, he was my best penpal! I would love to visit him if you could let me know where he is laid to rest. becasmith@gmail.com is my email. Always wonderful company, and a sweet man to my son, Talon. Thank you for sharing him with us.

Becca Aug 15 2022 5:46 PM

Dear Baker family, I am so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I would see him occasionally in town, and we would visit. His was a well known face around town these many years. God Bless your family.

Twila O'Hotto Jul 19 2022 8:24 PM

Grandpa was a great man and will be truly missed. His love for my grandma in the hardest of times showed me what an amazing person he was. He always helped me when I had questions on my car and I\'ll miss his early morning phone calls at 5am! He taught me what father does for his family and I hope I make him proud with everything I do in life. I love you grandpa.

Your grandson Spenser Bryan Jul 9 2022 8:40 PM

In loving memory of my father, Bob Baker. My dad showed us the value of family and how to love with all of our hearts and souls. Dad always provided for our family and worked long hours to make sure we were taken care of. He worked weekends as well doing side mechanic jobs, sometimes bringing home 1/2 beef, 1/2 pig as payment, which was very much needed during those times. When he wasn't working, dad would fix my car. Of course, I would help, holding the flashlight or handing him the tools!, but we were together fixing it and that is the greatest memories that I have. I am so grateful that he and my mother gave their blessing so that Corey and I could marry. Corey and my dad worked side by side either fixing their cars or building an upstairs on their house since we all knew there would be grandkids in the future, and grandkids there were! And then great grandkids! My dad loved them so much, never forgetting their birthdays or special occasions. And I know for a fact that my son Spenser loved his grandpa with all of his heart. I only wish his great granddaughter Emma could have seen him as well. I thank God that most of us were able to talk to dad on the phone or saw him in person on Fathers Day as he passed right after. I know for a fact that dad is in a wonderful place, right beside my mom and I know he is chatting away with everyone he sees up in Heaven. I love you dad

your daughter, Peggy Jul 9 2022 2:53 PM

I will truly miss my father-in-law Bob Baker, He was a great and patient man. He gave me the greatest gift in the world, His Daughter Peggy. Thank you for everything you taught me and helped me with during your life time. Bless you, Love Corey

Corey Bryan Jul 5 2022 12:23 AM

Bob, Sorry you had to leave us , I will always remember you and Joann when Anita and I visited you guys back in 1971 when you lived in Kremmling. Great Memories.

Arthur “Art” Baker Jul 2 2022 10:37 PM

Grandpa Bob,
I will miss every moment we spent together. We travelled the country together; we laughed, joked, fought, and cried along the way. At every stop you shared a message with a stranger, this world is not our final destination ✝️ Your kindness and hospitality are values that are sure to be missed here in this world 🌎 I am sad to see your departure but happy to know you have been reunited with grandma Joan in the Kingdom of Heaven 🕊✝️ We love you and miss you, Rest In Peace 🙏🏻

Luke Jul 2 2022 9:25 PM

Dad. I miss you so much. It\'s hard to believe you are gone. You passed on so much to me. I just wish I would have learned even more from you during our times together when I was young instead of being one of those \"Wild mountain boys\" as you were so fond of saying. I love you and rest in peace.

Gerald Baker Jul 2 2022 12:36 PM

Dad loved his great-grandchildren and they loved him. They will have fond memories of his love and devotion.

Terri Jul 2 2022 12:55 AM

To Carol, Arnold and entire family of Bob, I send my condolences to you all. Bob was a member of our close neighbors and wonderful friends as we grew up in Pound. I have cherished memories of the younger Baker kids and I had older siblings that loved Bob and memories of him! God bless you as you grieve and cherish those special memories. So sorry for your loss- Love Jewel

Wanda Jewel kiser Jul 1 2022 10:20 PM

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