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Alva Vernon Baker

September 2, 2022

Alva Vernon Baker, 89, passed away on July 13, 2022. He was at home with his wife of 60 years, Peach, at his side. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 10, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 6784 Cody Street, Bonners Ferry. There will be a potluck to follow.

Alva was born on March 13, 1933, in Porthill. Alva was number nine of ten children born to Alfred Burtron and Ora Glee Baker. He was raised on Lucas Creek along the Kootenai River.

Alva graduated Bonners Ferry High school in 1951, went straight into serving in the United States Army until 1953, in Germany. After a year of logging with Pluid Logging, Alva started his career at Pack River Lumber Company. He continued working with the company as it was purchased by WI and then Crown Pacific. Retiring from the lumber mill in 1995, Alva went back to what he truly enjoyed, farming the family farm in Porthill.

The love of his life, Elva May Lozier, he married in 1962. Together they have two sons, five grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. Kenneth Vernon Baker (Teresa), Robert Baker, Rebecca (Tyson) Bennett. Amelia, Violet, Nora, Charles and Jack Bennett. Darwin Lee Baker (Deanne), Danielle, Monica, Zachary Baker. Great grandbaby number six arriving soon.

The two loved children and it showed in their dedication to Boy Scouts of America. Alva, himself became an Eagle Scout in 1951, and both their boys and a grandson achieve the rank also. The couple served Boundary County’s Scouting program for over 50 years, helping more than 70 young men achieve their Eagle Scout rank.

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