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Colton T. Baker

Jul. 16, 2003 - Aug. 4, 2022

Date of Service: Aug. 13, 2022

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BURLEY – Colton Thayne Baker, age 19, of Burley, Idaho passed away in the early hours of August 4, 2022, in Pocatello, Idaho. He parted ways with his earthly life while doing what brought him so much joy and happiness, which was riding his motorcycle.

Colton was born on July 16, 2003, in Burley, Idaho, the son of Thayne Travis Baker and Shannon Marae Rogers Baker. He had the most captivating and expressive big blue eyes. He was cocky, and he knew he was good looking. He was the life of the party. His laugh was contagious, and he had a sense of humor like no other. His friends called him Jelly Fossa. He attended school in Burley, and graduated from Declo High School in 2021. He attended CSI for one year and was a certified EMT.

He loved playing basketball from a young age, and continued to play throughout the years. He enjoyed football, soccer, golf and swimming. At the age of 14 he started refereeing basketball at the Rupert Civic Center, Oregon Trail Rec Center, and eventually became a certified basketball referee for the State of Idaho where he reffed at various High Schools throughout the state. Colton was also a talented artist and excelled at drawing. He participated in the scouting program. He received his Eagle Scout at the age of 13. He then pursued 6 palms and earned 54 merit badges.

Making friends was the highlight of his life. He made friends wherever he went. He could relate to anyone young or old. Once he knew you, he would invite you to hang out or take you on the next adventure. His band of brothers, from other mothers, were a close group of friends. They spent many hours playing video games chatting and screaming. They were always looking for a good time. He also enjoyed spending time with his brother Dawson (and his wife Maddy), cousin Branson Bodily and best friend McKade Vail.

In high school he was introduced to trap shooting. He was very determined, competitive and one heck of a shooter. He scored high points, won various awards including a .28 gauge Remington shotgun.

He had a great love for the outdoors. Snowboarding, camping, hunting, fishing, and archery were his specialty. He was a great cook, especially when he cooked steak. He prepared all the wild fish and game he caught to share with family and friends. He loved catching and releasing sturgeon and even fished the Oregon and Florida coast. Colton always looked forward to going snowmobiling with his Uncle Shawn. Riding the mountain roads and valley on his motorcycles gave him great satisfaction.

Working hard to stay fit, Colton loved spending time at the gym. He weight-lifted and did extreme training to compete in two Spartan Races. When he turned 18 he drove by himself to Seattle, Washington to compete in the Beast Trifecta Spartan Race where he placed in the top five. In May 2022 the family took a trip to Montana for him and his brother, Dawson to compete in the Montana Spartan race where they finished together. At times his body worked against him, with broken bones from his adventures to keratoconus of the eyes.

He worked at the Haunted Mansions of Albion, Burley Trap Club, DOT Foods, and was employed at Sportsman’s Warehouse in Pocatello.

Colton moved to Pocatello in May and had planned to attend ISU in the fall. He was set to graduate with his associate degree in Business Management in December. Then in the spring he planned on going to the Orvis Fly Fishing school to be a recreational guide.

Colton lived life to the fullest and accomplished many things in a short time. More importantly, he influenced the lives of others and left a lasting impression. His family and friends are going
to miss him like crazy.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Orvis and Florence Dilworth and Clyde and Carole Rogers.

Survivors include his parents, Thayne and Shannon Baker; his brother Dawson (Maddy) Baker of Burley; grandparents, Larry and Radean Baker of Rupert; and Brad and Debbie Rogers of Paul.

The funeral will be held at 11a.m. Saturday, August 13, 2022, at the King Fine Arts Center, located at 2100 Parke Ave., in Burley. Burial will be at the Pleasant View Cemetery in Burley.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 5 until 7p.m. Friday, August 12, at Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home, located at 1350 East 16th Street in Burley, and from 10 until 10:45 a.m. prior to the service Saturday, in the Little Theatre adjacent to the King Fine Arts Center.

A live webcast of the Funeral Service will be available and maintained at the following link: https://youtu.be/y330BTiPMIc.

Condolences for Colton T. Baker

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From Joy Gittins:
We just found out about your loss and we are greatly grieved. May you find peace through our Savior's love for you.
From Janice and Greg Burdett :
We are so heartbroken for your loss. We were sorry we were unable to be there today but we were able to watch the service online. It was a wonderful service and we were very impressed by so many things that were said and shown in the videos. What a wonderful young man. Many thoughts and prayers to your family. Love the Burdetts
From Tim and Jana Darrington:
Colton’s beautiful life was full of purpose, accomplishment and success. When we read of his many adventures, he was clearly passionate about his many interests and enjoyed setting and reaching goals. What an amazing young man! Our hearts are heavy and sorrowful for your loss and pray you’ll find comfort in the love and memories of your sweet boy. Much love!
From Julie Baker:
So sorry to hear this heartbreaking news. Thayne, Shannon and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
From Nicole Bradford:
Shannon and family, My heart is breaking for you. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers for you all.
From Clinton Barnes & Family:
We are so sorry to hear about Colton. I will never forget the many times, from the time he was little, hanging around with him and his brother and the Rogers’s around the barber shop.
From Brent & Cindy Tolman:
Shannon, Thane, Dawson & Maddy, we are so sorry for your loss. We are praying you find peace and comfort in your memories of Colton. May God wrap his arms around you and comfort your souls.
From Lynn and Christine Osterhout:
I'm sure that Jesus himself welcomed your son home. May you feel the comfort of our Heavenly Father during this time of loss and know this separation is only a short time.
From Olga Gallo Gordon:
I'm so sorry for your loss. May The Lord give peace and comfort to all of you.
From Mia Sanchez:
So sorry for your loss, in our thoughts and prayers.
Mia, Kristian, Moses
From Jennifer Murdock:
I only had very little time getting to know Colton his senior year at DHS. He was a fun kid! Take comfort in knowing he touched many lives, and I think he will continue to watch over his friends and family!
From Lorie casey:
I’m so sorry for your loss. My condolences go out to the all the family. My heart is broken.
From Karmen and Brian Pope:
Thayne, Shannon, Dawson and Maddy-
We have been thinking about your family and praying for some sort of peace for all of you. We love that Colton fella and are grateful for the friendship he shared with Kelsie and the rest of our family. We hope you feel of our love for each of you.
From Erik Klosterman:
I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. You are in my prayers
From Brad Pearson:
As Colton’s roommates Nick and I were very saddened to hear of your loss and we loved him as we love our own family. My heart aches for you guys and we give our condolences to all of you.
From Natalie Rice Smyer:
We will miss Colton and his happy spirit being at our house constantly. Colton was an amazing friend to Carson. We will never forget having him around, and we’re thankful for the way he has blessed us. Baker family, we love you, and we love Colton. We know he is in good hands and anxiously awaiting the day he’ll reunite with you. He’ll be watching from the other side. All the love,

Rice Family
From Justin and Patricia Kay:
We were so shocked and saddened to hear the news! I know there's nothing that can be said to make it okay. We are so sorry! I will always remember how he would wear basketball shorts all year, no matter how cold it was outside! Even on winter campouts with the Scouts. Definitely his own person! I know he will be missed, but I know you'll see him again!
From Brad and Lane Baker:
We were so saddened to hear of your loss. Your family remains in our thoughts and prayers.
From TRACEY ZECHMANN :
Shannon and Thayne I am so very sorry you have to know this pain. I will always remember Colton and Andrew at Trap shoots and practices. It is with DEEP REGRET that I will not make it to service. I will carry you heavy on my heart this week.
From Kathie Brown:
Thoughts and prayers are headed your way. I remember teaching Colton in primary. Such a special spirit.
From Klosterman family :
Our hearts are breaking for you .
From Yolanda Tilley:
So sorry for you loss! Thoughts and prayers to all
From Guy and Lyn Ann Arnell :
We are so sorry for your loss. We remember him from our years in 9th ward. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family happy
From Mike and Nan Matthews:
Thank we are so sorry for your loss. I know there is a huge hole in your hearts and in the family. Maty God bless!
From Ericka Cooper:
Thinking and praying for you Shannon, Thayne and Dawson. I am so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine the pain you are going through but praying that somehow you will feel some kind of comfort and peace from Heavenly Father and those who knew and loved Colton. Hugs.
From Rick Kartchner:
sorry for your loss Thayne and Shannon, my prayers are with your family
From Harley Weliever:
Condolences
From Rell and Sanie Baker:
We are so sorry for tragic this loss of your son. Our hearts go out to you and we send lots of love and prayers.
From Taylor Anthoney:
I am so glad I got the chance to meet Colton!! He was a great kid!! You will be missed Colton!!! Sending lots of love to the Baker family!!!
From Natalie Rice Smyer:
We will miss Colton and his happy spirit being at our house constantly. Colton was an amazing friend to Carson. We will never forget having him around, and we’re thankful for the way he has blessed us. Baker family, we love you, and we love Colton. We know he is in good hands and anxiously awaiting the day he’ll reunite with you. He’ll be watching from the other side. All the love,

Rice Family
From Riley Hubsmith:
Colton was always a blast to be around and I considered him to be one of my best friends. We always went on hunting or fishing trips which are unforgettable. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Baker family and anyone who was close with Colton.
From Linda Fitzgerald:
Prayers and Love, Linda (Mom), Mike, Shane and Shawn Jones.
From Tyler Muhonen:
I met Colton through the gym and he was the most genuine kind hearted kid I have met, always had a smile on his face while he was working out or doing anything and he made you feel better about your self. Heart broken for the baker family and sending lots of prayers.
From Candi Wells:
I'm so sorry. Sending hugs & prayers to yr family.
From Jason VanBuskirk (Bus):
Dear Thayne, Shannon, & Dawson, my heart grieves to hear of this loss. I know that none will miss Colton or hurt like you all, but it is a loss to all of us. Colton is firmly established in my memory as a fine young man. I am honored to have known him. You are in my prayers.
From Villanueva Family:
To the Baker family. My deepest heart felt condolences. My heart is broken for you all. May God give you the comfort and peace you need. God Bless. The Villanueva Family.
From Lynn and Paula Watterson:
The pain of losing a child is impossible to imagine and words cannot express our sorrow.
He was so loved, and we will forever keep him in our hearts.
From Kellie:
You were my closest cousin growing up. We are the same age. My heart is breaking for your family.to.go through this. Love ya.
From Mary Scott :
So sorry for your loss.
From Nola Asher:
My heart is so aching for you going through this trial. Know you are nestled in my heart and I pray you are feeling peace and comfort. Many of us love you so very much and you bring so much sunshine to our souls. May you feel the comfort of those who love and surround you. Hugs forever!

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