Brian Chetwood Baker, age 31, passed away in his sleep at his home in Bellevue on June the 6th of 2009.
He was born December 5, 1977 in the Town of Coupeville to Chet and Janell Baker. He attended Coupeville Schools and graduated in 1997. Brian graduated from Oregon Institute of Technology, Klamath Falls, OR, in 2003.
He went on to use his BS degree in Software Engineering Technology at a variety of companies. Most recently Brian was totally enjoying his third year with Microsoft, fulfilling a goal since high school.
Brian loved all games. Crossword puzzles, Sudoku, board games, computer games (started each morning with Nintendo) and especially card games. He enjoyed teaching Yo-Yo tricks to one and all. He especially enjoyed his role in judging Magic Card Tournaments in the Seattle area and organizing weekly events at the Crossroads Mall in Bellevue. His enthusiasm for these activities brought many friends into his life.
Brian is survived by his parents Chet and Janell Baker of Coupeville and his brother, Andrew Baker of Bellevue. He is also survived by his grandparents, Irene Baker, and Rolf and Darlene Valum all of Bellingham. He is further survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and many wonderful friends. Brian was preceded in death by his grandfather Jack Baker and his uncle Jackson Frazier.
On Saturday, June 20th, an informal gathering for all friends and family will be held to celebrate his life. Because of his love of coffee, this gathering will be an extended Coffee Break from 10-Noon at Sunset Terrace town park in Coupeville (in the family’s neighborhood – for directions use 1004 NE Summit Loop in Google Maps).
His remains will be scattered at sea at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Epilepsy Foundation of America: epilepsyfoundation.org or Epilepsy Foundation Northwest, 2311 N. 45th St. #134, Seattle, WA. 98103-6905.
“The comfort of having a friend may be taken away, but not that of having had one.” Seneca