Bar News - October 18, 2017
In Memoriam: Stephen Grant Baker, Epsom, NH
Stephen Grant Baker died in a rappelling accident in Zions National Park on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017. He was 38. Born in Murray, Utah, Baker was raised in West Jordan, Utah. He and his family had recently moved to New Hampshire, and Baker had set up an estate planning practice in Pembroke.
Baker had an infectious enthusiasm for life and a kindness and love that was genuinely felt. He extended an arm of friendship toward everyone, and carried a strong sense of patriotism and service to God and his country. His attributes of friendliness, love, and faith served him well as he went forth and served a mission in the Brazil Sao Paulo Interlagos Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Baker earned a degree in international business from Westminster College and his law degree from the University of New Hampshire. He volunteered his time to serve on many boards and was a passionate advocate on behalf of youth in the justice system.
Baker was a member of the Utah National Guard and the New Hampshire National Guard, with the rank of staff sergeant. He loved serving alongside his countrymen and women, understanding and knowing the importance of giving of oneself for the freedoms we enjoy.
He was an avid outdoorsman and a talented woodworker who fashioned furniture and mementos for his friends and family. He had recently completed a stunning cherry wood mantel for his family’s New Hampshire home.
Baker is survived by his wife, Patricia, and two young sons, Caiden and Rowan, as well as many friends and extended family members.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to www.youcaring.com and/or to www.gofundme.com.
In memory of our colleague, the New Hampshire Bar Association Board of Governors has made a contribution to the NH Bar Foundation.