John Kenneth Baker

January 2, 1963June 5, 2018

John Kenneth Baker, 55, of Twin Falls passed away at his home in Twin Falls on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, with his devoted family by his side, after a year and a half battle with esophageal cancer. John was born January 2, 1963 in Yankton, South Dakota the son of Kenneth and Ann Louise (Durst) Baker. He moved with his family to Gillette, Wyoming in 1974 where he attended school, eventually graduating from Campbell County High School in 1981. John attended Casper College from 1981-1983 and then received his pharmacy degree from the University of Wyoming in 1986. John’s 32 year career with Kmart Pharmacy began in 1986 in Casper, Wyoming; then moved to Twin Falls in February 1996 to be the Kmart Pharmacy manager. He loved his customers over the years as well as all his co-workers. John met Tina Gassman in 1988 and was married on August 10, 1996 in Casper, Wyoming. Together they raised two sons, Andrew, 20 and Brian, 17. John’s love of sports included golf, football, baseball, fishing and shooting. He was an avid supporter of his Wyoming Cowboys. John is survived by his wife, Tina (Gassman) Baker; his two sons, Andrew and Brian Baker all of Twin Falls; his parents, Ken and Ann Baker of Hurricane, Utah; his siblings, brother James (Angela) Baker of Buffdale, Utah; sister Laura (Matthew) Long of Burke, Virginia; and brother Daniel (Robin) Baker of Gillette, Wyoming; as well as numerous nieces and nephews he absolutely adored. The family would like to thank the staff at MSTI, St. Luke’s Medical Center, Visions Hospice and the many friends and family for their love and support. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church, 161 6th Ave. East, Twin Falls with Fr. Mike St. Marie celebrating. A reception will follow at the LDS Church located at 2680 Elizabeth Blvd. in Twin Falls. In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorials be given in John’s name to your favorite charity or education organization. Contributions may be given to funeral chapel staff or mailed to Reynolds Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 1142, Twin Falls, Idaho 83303. Condolences may be left for the family by visiting


  • Kenneth Baker, Father
  • Ann Baker, Mother
  • Tina Baker, Wife
  • Andrew Baker, Son
  • Brian Baker, Son
  • James Baker, Brother
  • Laura Long, Sister
  • Daniel Baker, Brother


  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, June 12, 2018

John Kenneth Baker

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Marla Rasmussen

June 19, 2018

My deepest thoughts go out to your family. I'm sorry for the loss of a great man. He always had a smile on his face for his customer's. And he had the gift of making you feel better with his smile. My family will truly miss his caring personality. Thanks for letting him be of service and sharing his smile with so many . God Bless you and all your family.

Vern & Deb Lattin

June 16, 2018

Our heartfelt condolences go out to John's family! John was our pharmacist and always had a smile and personal greeting to us as well as many others. We will miss John greatly. Our thoughts and prayers go out for John's family.

Lisa Brander

June 16, 2018

John was such a kind man and he never forgot any of his customers. I remember many times visiting with him at the Kmart Pharmacy. When I was in between jobs he was always kind to help me find less expensive alternatives for my medications.
He is going to be very missed in our town of Twin Falls.
Many prayers for all of John's family.

Teddy & Debra Marshall

June 11, 2018

Our sincere condolences are being sent your way. John was our pharmacist and we loved him dearly. We were hoping for a better outcome with his illness, but the Lord had different plans for John. We will miss him greatly and are grateful for the opportunity to have gotten to know John. May the Lord bless you with comfort at this difficult time.

Todd moser

June 11, 2018

Baker family. I'd like to send my condolences on the passing of John. Ken, Ann, Jim, John, Laura, and Dan had such an influence on me growing up. John was always willing to put up with me, "the little kid down the street". I will be thinking of you this week knowing how difficult it is to say goodbye. Take comfort in God's love.

Barry Haug

June 10, 2018

Sincere condolences to the Baker family! John was one of my best friends in high school. I haven't seen him in many years, but we connected on social media some time ago.

We sat next to each other in high school and later college band. On year Jim, Laura, John and I were all in band. Lots of laughs starting out the day with 1st period band! We had lunch every day with a group of good friends. We doubled to prom(he drove) and played basketball during college breaks. One thing I will always remember.... When John laughed, we all knew something was very funny:)

He is a rock! I have no doubt his steady, warm, high character influence will continue to be strength to all who knew him. I count his friendship and influence as one of life's great blessings. Once again-- my sincere condolences.

Warm Regards,

Barry Haug

Laura Novak

June 10, 2018

I just want to let Tina and the family know how I’m truly sorry for your loss.He will be dearly missed and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family.

Mike Eiselein

June 9, 2018

Deepest condolences to the Baker family and know our family is praying for you during this sad time. So many great memories of the Baker Family when we were growing up to share. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you during this difficult time.