James (Jim) Albert Baker, 75, of Lakewood, Colorado, was born in Denver on June 1, 1945 and passed away on April 12, 2021 in Littleton, Colorado. James was a 1963 graduate of Cherry Creek High School. He began post-secondary education at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, Colorado. In 1966, after taking a semester leave from school, he was drafted into the Army and was deployed to Vietnam as a radio operator. As a result of his excellent service, he received medals for his dedication and bravery. Upon returning home, he completed his Associate’s Degree at the Community College of Denver. Following this, he began his lifelong career as a paint contractor. In 1969, he married Dianne Camins, and they went on to have two daughters. Jim’s hobbies included fishing, gardening, camping, watching Denver sports teams, and fixing things in his garage.
James is survived by his wife Dianne of Lakewood, Colorado; daughter Nikki (Varney) La Pierre of Golden, Colorado; daughter Erica (Mark) Babcock of Littleton, Colorado; grandchildren Schafer and Alysa Anderson of Littleton; step-grandchildren Samual, Matthew, and Caleb Babcock of Littleton, Colorado; sister Dorothy Reichow of Thornton, Colorado.
James was predeceased by his parents, Albert and Mildred Baker; brothers, John and Michael Baker.
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