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BAKER, James Allen 'Jim' June 30, 1970 - Oct. 18, 2011 Jim was born June 30, 1970, at Edwards AFB to Jim Mayfield and Patsy Havelick Baker. He grew up in Lancaster and graduated from Antelope Valley High School where he enjoyed playing trombone in the band. While in high school Jim began working as a box boy for Alpha Beta. Since then he was in the grocery industry, having worked for the Food 4 Less and Ralph Companies. Jim was the store director for the Foods Co. in Bakersfield. Jim is survived by his wife, Rita; children, Brandon and Brianna; brother, Christopher; grandmother, Joyce Irving and numerous other family members. He is preceded in death by his mother, Pat Baker and his grandfather, Stan Irving. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 22, 2011. A celebration of Jim's life will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, October 21, 2011, both at the Basham Funeral Care Chapel, 3312 Niles Street, Bakersfield, Calif. 661-873-8200.

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