March 29, 1928 - Jan. 29, 2014. Herman was born March 29, 1928, in Yale, Okla., to parents Claud Baker and Vera Baker-Rose-Gray.
Herman was married to his wife for 34 years when Darlene passed in 1994. Herman was a long-time resident and worked for many years in the oilfield in San Juan County for companies including Beasley Hot Shot, Drake Well Services and Dawn Trucking, from which he retired. He enjoyed spending time in Kingman with family and friends, hunting, fishing and camping.
At the age of 85, he joined the love of his life, his wife Darlene.
Herman was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Jerold and Roscoe Baker; sister, Bonnie Lowe Williams; Darlene's parents, Ival and Georgia Daniels; brother-in-law, Lee Daniels; and lifetime friends, Dave Uhl, Gene Plank and Ed Covington.
He is survived by his brother, Edward Leroy Baker of Alaska; sisters-in-law, Kathe Baker of Kingman and Betty Baker of Alaska; brother-in-law, JD (Yula) Daniels of Kingman; son, Chester Baker of Farmington, N.M.; daughter, Sheila McLaughlin (Mike Melott) of Aztec; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Feb. 8 in Aztec, with interment at Memory Gardens in Farmington.