OBITUARY

William Fred Baldwin

May 16, 1929January 6, 2012

Passed away on January 6, 2012, in Spokane, WA due to heart failure. Bill was born on May 16, 1929, to Fred and Anna Baldwin in Nine Mile Falls, WA. His family moved to Spokane in his early years, where he lived the remainder of his life. He graduated in 1948 from John R. Rogers H.S., and served in the U.S. Navy from 1948-1952. He worked for Western Fruit Express/Burlington Northern R.R. as a mill machine operator from 1953-1991. He married Roselie Collins on November 17, 1956. After 45 years of marriage, she preceded him in death in 2001. His sister, Lucille Fuher, also preceded him in death. He is survived by his son, Steve Baldwin; daughter, Denise Zoyer (John); grandsons, Brock and Layton Zoyer; six brothers-in-law; three sisters-in-law; and numerous nieces and nephews. Bill was an avid hunter, fisherman and loved gardening. He was a dedicated sports fan. Bill was a loving husband, father, brother, and proud “Papa” who will be greatly missed. A visitation will be held on Thursday, January 19, 2012, from 4-8 pm at Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home, 1306 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA. Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 20, 2012, at 2 pm in the Alwin Chapel of Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home. A potluck gathering will follow the service at the home of Denise Zoyer.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Thursday, January 19, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 20, 2012

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Potluck Gathering
REMEMBERING

William Fred Baldwin

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January 21, 2012

MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOU STEVE AND DENISE, THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME BE A PART OF THE SLIDE SHOW. I WAS DOING PRETTY GOOD UNTIL I SAW THE PICTURE OF ME WITH BILL. I LOVED HIM VERY MUCH! I WILL MISS HIM GREATLY. IF THERE IS ANYTHING I CAN DO FOR YOU LET ME KNOW. SINCERELY, DICK MORGAN

Jim Nelson

January 19, 2012

bill and I spent many hours in the
fields hunting and fishing.He will be missed by many.

Val Gurske

January 19, 2012

We enjoyed being Bills neighbor so much! He had such a pleasant way about him, and always had time to chat.His lovely gardens,friendly chuckle and his lovely wife will not be forgotten.He was a pleasure to know, we'll really miss him.Peace be with you, Steve & Denise.

Martha

January 19, 2012

Bill always called me when he got home from a fishing trip and I'd walk down to his house right away, so we could have it for dinner that night! It was as fresh as it could be! We really enjoyed it and appreciated that he shared it us. He even cleaned it for me!! He shared his tomatoes as well.

I lived 3 houses up from him on Walnut and was sad to learn of his passing! I visited Bill quite often over the years. When he got the two gorgeous cats, we liked to watch them play and I have several pictures of him and his cats.

He was a very nice man. Rest in peace Bill.

Your old neighbor,
Martha

Savanna Yuzko

January 18, 2012

Although I haven't seen Uncle Bill since I was a child I know that he had a huge impact on my family and will be greatly missed. The few memories that I do carry of him are fond, he was always very nice to me. Many blessings to him on his journey to his eternal home. God called him home and I hope that the rest of his family is comforted by that thought.

Michael & Barbara Fortney

January 17, 2012

Bill You always had that infectious smile on your face and was a Great Friend to sit and talk about fishing on a warm summer afternoon. Bill I never got the chance to Thank You for your Service to our Country, "Thank You" You will be Greatly Missed.

January 17, 2012

The Washington State Veterans Cemetery extend our deepest sympathies to the family of William F. Baldwin for your loss, to honor his service to our country and our patriotic hero.

Suzanne Fuher

January 9, 2012

Uncle Bill will be greatly missed. He was one of the nicest people I knew. I'll never forget Christmas each year at his and Aunt Roselie's house with his amazing Christmas trees. My condolences to Steve and Denise, as well as the rest of the family.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY