David Rex Baker
December 17, 1955 ~ September 15, 2012
September 18, 2012
Rex Baker, 56, Found peace while surrounded by
family and friends on Saturday September 15,
2012. A celebration of his life will be held at
Grandview Cemetery at 1 p.m. Saturday, September
Dave was born in Bonners Ferry, son to Richard
and Shirley Baker. Activities while growing up
included 4-H, boxing, hunting and tormenting his
mom and dad with his antics.
Dave had a special love of growing plants;
everyone who truly knew him knew of his green
thumb. He could grow anything and when he did,
it was a masterpiece. He truly loved growing all
different types of plants. While discovering how
to reproduce the Martha Washington Geranium he
found a new passion with the beautiful
Streptocarpus, after months of meticulous
research and care he cultured several strains of
Streptocarpus, which studies have shown African
Violets evolving from.
Streptocarpus is a beautiful plant that hosts
numerous blossoms for months on end.
Dave also had a great love for children; he
loved to hear their voices and laughter.
All children were special to him, his
granddaughters being the most beloved thing he
could have had. He truly treasured life and
everything Mother Earth had to offer, he was not
a man of material views, finding comfort within
the simpler ways of life. He was always working
on some project, whether it was the Russian
rocket stove, or cordwood homes. His home would
change on a regular basis with his research into
simpler and more efficient ideas.
Dave was husband to Jeanette, father to Kalli
and Adam, son of Richard and Shirley,
grandfather to Shelby, Courtney and Jamie,
brother to Rikki, Howard and Allen, best friends
with Donny Plato, Mike and Larry Funkhouser,
Kevin Vicarious, Dave Miller and so many other
You will be missed greatly dad; in our thoughts
and heart always!
Family and friends are invited to sign David’s
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of
Bonners Ferry Funeral Home.