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Allen Kent Baker
November 8, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old
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Allen Kent Baker, 80, went to be with the Lord on November 8, 2023, in Sierra Vista, AZ. Allen was born in 1943, in Chicago, IL to John M. Baker and Maude H. Singer.
Allen was a son, husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, but above all, he was a servant of God. As a small child, Allen’s family moved to the San Fernando Valley in California. He grew up in and around Encino, CA graduating from Taft High School in 1962.
Allen met and married Allison Ann DuFault in 1963 after joining the Army. He and Allison were stationed in various locations in the US, Korea and Germany. They had their first daughter, Lindy Ann Baker while stationed in GA in 1965. They had their second daughter, Tiffany Leigh (Baker) Taylor at Fort Huachuca, AZ in 1970.
Allen served his country honorably from 1963-1984. He was eventually sent to Vietnam as an ariel sensor specialist from 1970-1971 and flew many missions in Mohawk attack aircraft. After his tour, he returned stateside to AZ and continued flying at Fort Huachuca and in the valley of Sierra Vista. He was later stationed in Texas, New York, Germany, Kentucky, and Korea. In addition to ariel sensor specialist Allen held the following job titles while in service: Flight Operations Coordinator, Air Traffic Control Radar Operator, Hercules Missile Crewman, Motor Transport Operator, and Administrative Specialist. Allen retired at Fort Huachuca and worked for the Department of Defense as a DOD employee and government contractor. He was awarded the following medals for his service in the Army: Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, Overseas Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Good Conduct Medal.
Allen came to the Lord in the 1970’s while stationed in Germany. He was involved in various ministries through Shiloh Christian Ministries in Sierra Vista but was most fond of the Prison Fellowship ministry and the group that he helped start in Cochise County. He ministered with a team in the Douglas, AZ prison for many years, seeing prisoners come to Christ while incarcerated. Many a night he could be found studying and preparing messages for the visits to the prison.
Allen is preceded in death by his father, mother, and daughter Lindy.
He is survived by his wife Allison, daughter Tiffany (Eddie) Taylor, grandsons Austen (Kayla) Taylor and Jorden (Caitlynn) Taylor, and his two great-grandchildren Milo and Abby. He was so very proud of his family especially his grandsons who have both served in the US Navy. His love for aviation was instilled in his daughter who will forever think of him when the jets fly over the valley of Sierra Vista.
Services will be held at a future date in Sierra Vista.
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.“ 2 Timothy 4:7-8 NKJ