Gerald D. Baxendale


(July 17, 2004)

Surrounded by his family, Gerald D. Baxendale of Lovell died peacefully Saturday, July 17 of a heart condition.

He was born Jan. 11, 1930, to Claude W. Baxendale and Blanche E. Theobald in Strang, Nebr. In 1944, the family moved to Lovell, and in 1947, purchased a farm in the Kane area which is now the site of the Baroid plant.

On Oct. 22, 1950, he married Doris Jean Doerr in the St. John's Episcopal Church in Lovell. To this union were born six children. He was an electrician for Great Western Sugar Co.

His wife, Doris, died just six weeks ago. He was also preceded in death by his parents and one son.

Survivors include his sons, Scott (Pat); Brad (Tami) and children Pete, Kasi and Kade; Neil (Jodi) and children Morgan, McKay and Mandi, all of Lovell; Todd (Robin) and children Kristine and Maddison of Ft. Worth, Texas; and daughter Julie (Vance) Fisher and children Spencer (Jana) and Austin of Worden, Mont. He is also survived by one brother, William (Kathy) Baxendale of Lovell and many nieces and nephews.

His funeral service will be Wednesday, July 21 at St. John's Episcopal in Lovell. Burial will follow in the Lovell Cemetery.