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Douglas M. Baker

April 17, 1948 — September 28, 2023

Amarillo

Douglas M. Baker, age 75, of Amarillo, entered the gates of Heaven on September 28, 2023.

The family will receive guests at Schooler Funeral Home on Monday evening, October 2, 2023, from 6:00 PM until 7:00 PM. A memorial service to celebrate his remarkable life will be held on Tuesday, October 3, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. at Westcliff Bible Church. Dr. Steven Waterhouse will officiate.

Douglas was born on April 17, 1948, in South Portland, Maine, to his parents, Norman Martin and Marie Page Baker. He graduated from South Portland High School in 1967. He then moved to the Panhandle, where he attended West Texas State University and graduated with a Master’s in Government and Economics.

On October 4, 1969, he married the elegant Connie Woodward in White Deer, Texas. Their love affair would continue and last the next fifty-four years. Life was not always easy, but their life together was always worth it.

Douglas retired from WT Services in October 2018 after a long career in telecommunication sales.

In his younger years, he enjoyed powerlifting and trips to the ocean. Two things in life were most important to Douglas: his family and devotion to Christ.   He worked hard to provide for his family throughout his life. He loved being involved in his children’s and grandchildren’s lives, first as a soccer coach for his children and then as a courier to various swimming lessons, fishing expeditions, and sporting events for his grandchildren. Douglas served the Lord faithfully as well; he worked as the administrator for Westcliff Bible Church, sponsored many men on The Walk to Emmaus, and volunteered his time with the Kairos Prison Ministry and Bridges to Life. Douglas was instrumental in starting the Torch program for the High Plains Youth Center. One of his greatest passions was” to bring the lost sheep back into the fold.”

Douglas was witty, a little dry, and perhaps a bit ornery. Those fortunate enough to know and love him will miss his sense of humor, quiet leadership, and example.

His parents, a sister Doris Cook, his best friend, B.G. Sinclair, and his daughter, Karen Baker, in 2000, preceded him in death.

Those left to cherish his life and legacy are his wife, Connie; his daughter Sheila Smith and her husband, Brian of Amarillo; his son, Aaron Baker of Amarillo; sisters, Fay Gallant and her husband Michael of Grey, Maine, Norma Messer and her husband Bob of Coxsackie, New York, and Kathy Baker of South Portland, Maine; brother-in-law, Ted Cook of South Portland, Maine; three grandchildren, Amanda Coronado and her husband Lee, Rebecca Schmitkons and Taylor Smith; and two great-grandchildren, Brody and Carson Witt.

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