OBITUARY

Leonard Henry Baker

December 14, 1951September 17, 2022
Obituary of Leonard Henry Baker
Leonard Henry Baker DECEMBER 14, 1951 – SEPTEMBER 17, 2022 In September 2022, Leonard Henry Baker, loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed away at the age 70. He is preceded in death by his father Hank; and survived by his mother Audrey Baker; wife Doreen Travis; daughter Natasha (Erin) Baker; granddaughter Alexandria Thompson; stepdaughters Avery Renner and Jessica Duarte; step-granddaughters Maddison Duarte, Jocelyn Duarte, Mia Duarte, Samantha Duarte, and Adaline Renner; brother Raymond (Colleen) Baker; and Kookla the Mustache Parakeet. Leonard was born on December 14, 1951, in Omaha, NE to Audrey and Hank Baker. He graduated from Englewood High school in Colorado where he excelled in theater, taught swimming, and was an active cheerleader. Raising his daughter Natasha, he remained in Colorado until 1988. Leonard then moved to San Diego, where he married Doreen Travis on December 14, 1991. In 2017, Doreen and Leonard retired in Sahuarita, AZ. As a creative person, Leonard frequently painted, sketched, carved works of art, and taught others the skill along the way. His creativity also shone in his cooking with a beautiful, tasty meal for every occasion. He enjoyed working with his hands and had a meticulous attention to detail lending to working in construction, finishing work, home painting, and outdoor architecture. He had a soft spot for elders and animals always taking care of those in need. Carrying on the skill of his father Hank, he could always bring a hardy joke or engaging story to a conversation. His infectious laugh will be missed by many. Celebrations of life will be held on October 15, 2022 from 2:00 – 5:00 PM at 2549 Camino Reloj, Green Valley, AZ 85614 and October 27, 2022 in the Vista/Oceanside, CA area with details to be provided in the coming days. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.neptunesociety.com/location/tucson-cremation for the Baker family.

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Saturday, October 15, 2022
Thursday, October 27, 2022

Celebration of Life

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Communal Coffee - Annex Building