Stanley Baber Obituary
 
In Memory of

Stanley Baber

July 13, 1925 - December 30, 2013
Obituary

Stan Baber, 88, of Lake Tapps, Washington passed away peacefully on December 30, 2013. Stan, father, grandfather, friend and philanthropist was born in Berlin Germany on July 13, 1925 to Otto and Rosa Baber. He graduated from Lincoln High in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1942. Following graduation, he enlisted in the Navy, where he served in the south pacific as a ships radio operator. He was honorably discharged from the Navy in 1945, then proceeded to achieve his Bachelor's Degree in Physics from the University of Puget Sound. On June 18, 1946 he was happily married to the love of his life, Ruth Marion Neumann, for the next 64 years. The...
Stan Baber, 88, of Lake Tapps, Washington passed away peacefully on December 30, 2013. Stan, father, grandfather, friend and philanthropist was born in Berlin Germany on July 13, 1925 to Otto and Rosa Baber. He graduated from Lincoln High in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1942. Following graduation, he enlisted in the Navy, where he served in the south pacific as a ships radio operator. He was honorably discharged from the Navy in 1945, then proceeded to achieve his Bachelor's Degree in Physics from the University of Puget Sound. On June 18, 1946 he was happily married to the love of his life, Ruth Marion Neumann, for the next 64 years. The two of them got busy building a very special family of four girls and one boy.
In the early 60's, Stan and Ruth purchased property at Lake Tapps Washington, where Stan designed and built the family home. During this time, he was also hired at Boeing as an engineer. His career covered many interesting projects, his pride and joy being the testing of the Lunar Rover, several of which are currently "parked" on the moon. He retired from Boeing in 1987.Stan and Ruth then took a breath and relaxed for a while, helping family with various projects and getting in some traveling. They continued to live in Lake Tapps for the next 65 years, where he spent a good portion of his new-found time volunteering at the Dieringer School District, Museum of Flight, Institute of Environmental Sciences, Blue Bills and many other organizations. He also enjoyed building, camping, venturing to the mountains, and smoking salmon and beef jerky for his family to enjoy. He was passionate about volunteering and making a difference in the lives of others.Stan is survived by his five children, Linda Harwood (Greg), Sandy Roberts (Dean), Jackie Robertson (Dave), Debbie VanHoy (Ron), and Craig Baber (Susan), 12 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and countless friends. Preceded in death by his wife Ruth whom he will forever be together with now.A service will be held at Powers a Funeral Home, 15124 Main St., Sumner, WA. on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. followed by a celebration of life at the Tapps Island Club House.

"Jackie & Dave~ We are deeply and sincerely sorry for the loss of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult..." Tom & Karen Matison (Puyallup, WA)

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