Kelly Warren Baker, II

05/22/1949 — 10/16/2018

From West Richland, WA | Born in St. Louis, MO

Kelly Warren Baker, II

Kelly Warren Baker, II was born May 22, 1949 in St. Louis, MO to Rose Virginia (Green) and Kelly Warren Baker.  He passed away on October 16, 2018 at his home in West Richland, WA.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Carol Baker; daughter, Kristen Lynn and Samuel Lester Clements.  Kelly is also survived by his grandson, Jordece Lester Clements.

Kelly attended Wayne State University in Detroit, MI from 1967 – 1971.  He became a part of the electrical engineering design team first for United Engineers and then directly for Energy Northwest where he worked for 36 years.  He also taught special training courses for Energy Northwest and volunteered to be part of the safety team.

During the mid-1980’s, Kelly was a member of the Richland School District’s Citizens’ Advisory Committee and served as a West Richland Reserve Police Officer for 5 years.

Kelly’s love for soccer both as a player and coach caused him to move into the referee ranks when Kristen joined a team in elementary school.  He officiated at over 1500 matches for the TCJSA, Select, Premier, High School, College, and the Adult Leagues over a 15 year period.

His best days were spent outdoors hiking Pacific Northwest trails and Tri-City walking paths.  During the last few years, eagle watching in and around Sacajawea Park took on some real importance.  Kelly’s talent for tackling DIY projects around his house can be seen in a huge stone fireplace that he built in his backyard.   When he wasn’t outside, Kelly could be found in the kitchen, experimenting with new recipes and earning smiles from his family for whom he loved to cook.  He proved everyday just how much he loved his family by making family his Number One Priority.

The family asks that you join them in Celebrating the Life of Kelly on Friday, November 2, 2018 at 1:00 pm at Events at Sunset, 915 ByPass Highway in Richland.  This will be followed by an inurnment graveside at Sunset Gardens.

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